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Customs Hosts 3-Day Workshop on Data Generation, Analytics


The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has inaugurated a three-day capacity-building workshop on data generation, analytics, and storage on Monday, 13 May 2024, at the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College (NCCSC), Gwagwalada to enhance the service’s capabilities in modern customs operations through improved data handling.

IMG 20240518 WA0056ACG Malanta Yusuf, representing the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Adewale Adeniyi, emphasised the critical role of data in strategic planning and operational efficiency.

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He also highlighted that effective decision-making relies heavily on robust data generation and analytics. He stressed that historical data is essential for organisations like Customs, responsible for border management and trade facilitation.

IMG 20240518 WA0028“This workshop is designed to equip officers with comprehensive knowledge in various aspects of data management.” He said.

ACG Yusuf encouraged attendees to engage fully, noting that the training would enhance their ability to understand smuggling networks, identify high-risk threats, and gather intelligence.


IMG 20240518 WA0029“This practical learning experience aims to empower you in your roles, contributing to the overall success of the NCS.” He emphasised.

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He also highlighted the importance of innovative solutions and the integration of geospatial intelligence into current data analysis practices. He called on officers to approach the workshop enthusiastically, emphasising that the skills acquired would foster professional development and operational efficiency.

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Expressing gratitude, Yusuf thanked CGC Adeniyi, the organisers, and the participants for their contributions to the session. He hoped the training would serve as a catalyst for continuous learning and improvement within the NCS.

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Joshua Okoria

Joshua Okoria is a Lagos based multi-skilled journalist covering the maritime industry. His ICT and graphic design skills makes him a resourceful person in any modern newsroom. He read mass communication at the Olabisi Onabanjo University and has sharpened his knowledge in media practice from several other short courses. 07030562600, hubitokoria@gmail.com

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