Nigerian Navy, Customs Partner On Maritime Security


As part of plans to improve Nigeria’s economy, the Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok Ibas, on Thursday announced its will partner the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, in the area of maritime security and exchange of information.

Ibas, a Vice Admiral, who made the pledge in Abuja during the visit of the Comptroller General of customs, Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel, said that there was need for collaboration by all military and para-military agencies in the country.

However, Ali, expressed concerns about the activities of smugglers who use the nation’s waterways to sabotage the economy of the nation, appealing  to the Nigerian Navy to partner with the Customs Service to eradicate the menace of smuggling through the high sea.

It would be recalled that the Nigerian Customs recently announced its readiness to partner with the Standard Organisation of Nigeria, SON, to curb the influx of substandard goods into the country.

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