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


By Innocent Orok

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

Assistant Comptroller General 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 officers training on radioactive elements to prevent smuggling.

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

On his part, Professor 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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