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NCS, FRSC sign MoU to tackle smuggling of vehicles

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The Nigeria Customs Service(NCS), on Wednesday, announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Road Safety Commission(FRSC) for collaboration in data sharing to suppress the smuggling of vehicles.

Acting Comptroller-General of Customs, Adewale Adeniyi, who signed the MoU of the NCS, explained that it was for automated data sharing of vehicle registration.

Adeniyi, along with his counterpart from the FRSC, Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali, signed the MOU at the headquarters of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Abuja, according to s statement issued by the NCS on Wednesday.

The customs boss said the collaboration would foster unity between the two agencies and help prevent revenue leakages.

“The MoU would lead to seamless collaboration, operational efficiency, enhanced compliance, and innovative problem-solving,” he stated.

Other areas pointed out by the acting CGC included resource optimisation, road safety, revenue generation, and other essential aspects of vehicle documentation.

In his response, Ali commended the customs boss for his dedication towards the signing of the MoU.

He assured Adeniyi of the commission’s commitment to partner the NSC to combat smuggling, revenue leakages, theft, and other social crimes.

Ali expressed interest in data sharing and emphasised the positive outcomes expected from this collaboration.

To solidify their commitment to cooperation, the Corps Marshal appointed the acting CGC as a Special Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps.

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