By Agnes Nsikak
The Acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Tuesday, 3rd October 2023, for automated data sharing of vehicles registration.
The Customs boss , along with his counterpart, Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Dauda Ali, signed the MoU at the Headquarters of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Abuja.
In his speech, the Customs CG disclosed that the collaboration would foster unity between the two agencies and help prevent revenue leakages.
He said, “The MoU would lead to seamless collaboration, operational efficiency, enhanced compliance, and innovative problem-solving.”
Other areas pointed out by the CGC in his address include resource optimization, road safety, revenue generation, and other essential aspects of vehicles documentation.
In his response, Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biyu commended the Customs helmsman for his dedication towards the signing of the MoU. He assured him of his commitment to partnering with the Customs Service to combat smuggling, revenue leakages, theft, and other social crimes. Biyu further expressed interest in data sharing and emphasized the positive outcomes expected from this collaboration.
To solidify their commitment to their cooperation, the Corps Marshal also appointed the Acting CGC, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, as a Special Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps.