The Nigeria Customs Service, Tincan Island Area Command has taken delivery of two NUCTECH Mobile Scanners MT1213DE with accessories.
The equipment arrived on board Glovis Horizon Leader from the Port of Shanghai, China on Monday.
The Area Controller, Comptroller Abdullahi Musa, made the disclosure in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Uche Ejesieme.
Musa, who took delivery of the consignment, said: “Integration of scanning into the clearance procedure for imports was in line with global best practices for trade facilitation.”
He said the key objective of deploying scanners was to reduce the time needed for physical inspection of goods, which generated extensive cost and created multiple burdens and inconveniences for both importers and customs.
He expressed delight at the development and thanked the Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Colonel Hameed Ali, and the entire Nigeria Customs Service management team for the feat.
“Recall that the CGC on assumption had promised to reform, restructure and raise revenue; these scanners will constantly enhance trade facilitation and consequently lead to increased revenue,” Musa said.
He assured stakeholders that deployment of the scanners would result in increased cargo handling and greater efficiency in the trade value chain.