Regional integration: Seme Customs holds joint sensitisation programe
.Trade facilitation is important to economic growth-Says Comptroller Uba
By Silas Onuoha
The Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Area Command has participated in joint meeting and sensitisation programme aimed at promoting regional integration and trade facilitation at Seme border.
The Customs Area Controller of Seme Customs Command, Comptroller Mohammed Garba Uba, who was part of the meeting yesterday, at Seme, said the exercise was important to promote ECOWAS Common Trade Policy among countries in the sub-region.
According to him, trade facilitation is very important in stimulating economic growth and development, especially now that the Federal Government is putting measures in place to achieve industrial development.
Comptroller Uba who attended the meeting with top officers from his Command explained that the exercise also aimed at ensuring regional cooperation between Nigeria and Benin Republic securities at the border area.
This, he said, is imperative at ensuring regional integration among countries in the sub-region.
Comptroller Uba said, “The Service under the leadership of Comptroller-General of Customs, CGC, Hameed Ali is working tirelessly to support economic growth and development, which has shown on activities of Customs across the whole country.”
He added, “We have the mandates to facilitate trade, generate revenue for government and carry out anti-smuggling campaign to ensure economic growth and development”.