The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hammed Ali (rtd) says he is confident that the entire Service will go full digital when it concludes the automation system being put in place latest in two years’ time.
The Comptroller General made the assertion on Monday on the Occasion of the 2020 International Customs Day at the NCS headquarters, Abuja.
When fully activated, he said that every Customs officer who cannot handle the computer will be out of the service. It will be recalled that not too long ago, President Mohammadu Buhari approved the e-Customs Project for the service.
The e-Customs Project is a Digital platform and is an all-encompassing automation system that has to do with administration, payment, border management, export and import processing designed to migrate the Service from paper to paperless system of operation.
Col. Ali said that once the platform is put in place, the latest in two years, every activity in Customs will be paperless and digital compliant.
‘‘It is our hope that once that platform is put in place, latest in two years, every activity in Customs will be paperless and digital. ‘‘That is why we have been notifying our officers that everybody must know how to manipulate Computer, otherwise in the next two years, anybody that cannot handle computer is out of custom.’’