Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Mr Hameed Ali, says the agency is ready to partner with neighbouring countries in the move to combat terrorism and other border challenges.
Ali made this known on Tuesday when he hosted the Director-General, Customs Administration of Central African Republic (CAR), Mr Fredrick Inamo, and his team in Abuja.
The Comptroller-General added that part of the joint effort will be the opening of sufficient space to train Customs officers from other African countries.
He said, “We have a plan to open the space to absorb officers from overseas to come here and train. We will let you know when the time is right. We will share ideas on insurgency and other criminal issues bordering on border issues.
Expressing his views, he said it was a good idea for neighbourng countries to assist each other.
“We will open our works to you so you can see how we do it. We don’t mind exchanging handshake to bring you to speed as regards the level you want to be with us. We can send our officers to train your people if need be.” He further stated.
Inamo on his part pointed that previous collaborations between the Nigeria and the Central African Republic have been effective. He, therefore, expressed his gratitude for the proposed learning opportunity.