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;.
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.
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.