The Customs Area Controller of Tin Can Island Port Command, Nigeria Customs Service, Comptroller Musa Abdullahi says the integration of scanning into the clearance procedure for imports is in line with global best practice for trade facilitation.
Comptroller Musa stated this while taking delivery of two units of Nuctech Mobile Scanners MT1213DE with accessories for Tin Can Port. The scanners arrived on board Glovis Horizon Leader from the Port of Shanghai, China.
Musa assured stakeholders that with the deployment of the scanners, there will be increased cargo handling for better efficiency in the trade value chain.
According to him, “the key objective of deploying scanners is to reduce very significantly the time needed for physical inspection of goods which generates extensive cost and creates multiple burdens and inconveniences for both the importers and the customs operations.”
The Customs Area Controller extolled the virtues of the present leadership of the Customs under the Comptroller General of Customs Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) and his management for working the talk on the procurement of scanners.