Nigerian Govt unveils plans to tackle smuggling of nuclear materials

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has unveiled plans to embark on a Radiological and Nuclear Detection Program aimed at fortifying the nation’s security against the smuggling of nuclear materials.

Comptroller-General of Customs, Adewale Adeniyi, announced the initiative during the inauguration of a 4-Day Capacity Building Workshop organized by the World Customs Organization (WCO) at the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada on Tuesday.

Representing the CGC at the workshop, Assistant Comptroller General Malanta Yusuf highlighted the program’s significance, expressing optimism that it would provide participants with the technical expertise needed to detect and combat the illicit trafficking of radiological and nuclear materials.

This move, according to him, is expected to enhance cross-border security, exposing participants to operational challenges while fostering a deeper understanding of the multifaceted roles involved in the innovative approach.

He commended the concerted efforts of the Customs leadership, emphasizing the commitment to innovation as a critical element in improving the Service’s overall performance.

Adebiyi further underscored the importance of the training organized by the WCO, ensuring that officers will gain cutting-edge knowledge and skills.

“We are trying to make sure that such trainings organized by the World Customs Organization benefits our Officers because clearly, the Comptroller-General has put too much effort into ensuring that innovation is one of the key elements,” he said.

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