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Customs to Deploy ‘Virtual Reality Tech’ for Trade Efficiency, Smuggling Control


The Comptroller-General Customs (CGC) Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, emphasizes commitment to boost trade and combat smuggling through Advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI). CGC Adeniyi declared a 2-day workshop on Virtual Reality Technology (VRT) installation, organized by WCO and Ho Entertainment.

IMG 20240208 WA0020Assistant Comptroller-General ACG Malanta Yusuf, on behalf of Adeniyi, commended WCO and CCF Korea for their collaborative gesture. He highlighted the CGC’s dedication to technological advancements, including officer training on radioactive elements to prevent smuggling.

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ACG Kingsley Egwuh, Commandant of NCCSC, called the collaboration pivotal. He expressed optimism that the workshop would enhance customs personnel skills, improve inspection procedures, and curb smuggling.

IMG 20240208 WA0017Professor Baek Sung-Sil, a WCO representative, praised the CGC’s commitment to modernizing customs activities through technology. He commended the participants’ conduct and expressed confidence in the positive impact of the training.


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Joshua Okoria

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