The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), said on Friday it needs about N20 billion to upgrade its equipment and systems at the nation’s international airports in order to align with current global best standards.
According to Customs Comptroller General, Col. Hammed Ali (rtd.), the equipment presently used by the Customs were short of the expected requirements for efficient and fool-proof operations at the airports.
He expressed confidence that upgrading the equipment and systems of the NCS at the airports would boost efficiency, increase revenue generation and improve service delivery.
Ali was speaking as the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, inspected facilities used by the NCS at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and expressed the federal government’s determination to support the Service in bringing its equipment up-to-date.
Speaking on the facilities used for its operations, the minister said her inspection visit was to assess the technology used by the Customs to see the possibility of providing modern technology to enhance efficiency at the airport.