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MIKURIYA, ECOWAS HEADS’ OF CUSTOMS, STORM ABUJA FOR WCO CONFERENCE

Written by Maritime First

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is now fine-tuning preparation as Nigeria hosts the conference of Directors-General of Customs in West and Central Africa (CDGCWCA) unit, of the World Customs Organization (WCO) in Nigeria;.

 

Alh INDE DIKKO ABDULLAHI, COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF CUSTOMS

Alh INDE DIKKO ABDULLAHI, COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF CUSTOMS

The Conference, which is the 20th in the series and will be hosted by the NCS would run from 29th April to 1st May 2015.

Customs PRO and Image Maker, WALE ADENIYI

Customs PRO and Image Maker, WALE ADENIYI

The Abuja conference with the theme “Coordinated Border Management; An Inclusive Approach for Connecting Stakeholders”, is expected to have in attendance, the Secretary-General of the  World Customs Organization (WCO), Kunio Mikuriya, the Heads of Customs  Administrations in the 23 member  States, representatives from African Union, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Donor Agencies, other International Organizations, Partner Government  Agencies in Nigeria and Stakeholders.

The Maritime First learnt that member states were particularly enthusiastic to attend, following the peaceful conclusion of the 2015 General Elections,  

Consequently, to make the event more memorable, the Nigeria Customs Service is partnering with the National Troupe of Nigeria to stage a special command performance in honour of the conference delegates.

Expartiating further on this, NCS National image-maker, Mr. Wale Adeniyi indicated that the troupe is billed to perform a dance drama, titled “Nigeria”, so as to showcase the different cultural themes in the country,, aimed at  demonstrating the unquenchable spirit of Nigerian Unity.

Nigeria enjoys the mandate for hosting the conference, following approval it received at the last edition hosted by Cameroon; and it is expected to create a strong platform to effectively bring together, 23 Customs Administrations in West and Central Africa, to discuss issues of collective interest to the region.

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