The acting Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, has commended the World Customs Organisation (WCO) Technology Conference and Exhibition for exposing participants to advanced technological solutions required to address complex customs challenges.
The Nigerian delegation led by Adeniyi at the conference and exhibition held in Hanoi, Vietnam, said: “We’ve learnt a lot, seeing the deployment of artificial intelligence, machine learning, non-intrusive technology, and various data analytics to analyse customs issues and provide solutions.”
Adeniyi believed adopting these technological solutions would be a game-changer for Nigeria, improving trade facilitation and revenue generation. He expressed his readiness to initiate processes for their adoption in Nigeria
The acting CGC emphasised the significance of the WCO Technology Conference, which has been a pivotal event for over a decade, providing a platform for customs administrations, partner companies, sponsors, technology firms, and more to collaborate and exchange insights on the effective integration of technology in customs operations.
The Assistant Comptroller-General in charge of ICT/Modernisation, ACG Kikelomo Adeola, also attended the conference and shared her commitment to embracing the e-commerce process. She emphasised the automation and AI-driven approach to improving customs operations.