Ali urges SON to upgrade ICT infrastructure for easy interface with customs – The Sun Nigeria

By Zika Bobby

The The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Colonel Hameed Ali (Rtd), has urged the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) to upgrade its IT infrastructure to enable smooth interface with the NICIS II platform of the service. The Customs boss said as much when SON Managing Director Mallam Farouk Salim accompanied by his senior management team visited Customs Headquarters in Abuja. The Managing Director of SON highlighted the strategic role played by the Nigeria Customs Service in curbing the importation of substandard products.

He also acknowledged the historic support given to his organization while asking for more strategic engagement in light of their recent return to ports.

In his response, Ali agreed that synergy between key government agencies in ports would greatly improve efficiency and do a lot of good in protecting the nation as well as its citizens.

The CGC highlighted the need for SON to upgrade its IT infrastructure to enable smooth interfacing with the NCS NICIS II platform.

The DG promised to do everything in his power to make it a reality while asking that customs officers be trained in ISO certifications.

The meeting substantiated the preparedness and willingness of the Nigeria Customs Service to discharge its statutory responsibilities of safeguarding the national economy through trade facilitation, revenue generation and anti-smuggling activities while providing the support needed to protect the nation from the importation of substandard goods through collaboration. with ITS as designated authority.