Nigeria Customs Service Hosts 3-Day Workshop on Data Generation, Analytics

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has inaugurated a three-day capacity-building workshop on data generation, analytics, and storage on Monday, 13 May 2024, at the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College (NCCSC), Gwagwalada to enhance the service’s capabilities in modern customs operations through improved data handling.

ACG Malanta Yusuf, representing the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Adewale Adeniyi, emphasised the critical role of data in strategic planning and operational efficiency. He also highlighted that effective decision-making relies heavily on robust data generation and analytics. He stressed that historical data is essential for organisations like Customs, responsible for border management and trade facilitation.

“This workshop is designed to equip officers with comprehensive knowledge in various aspects of data management.” He said.

ACG Yusuf encouraged attendees to engage fully, noting that the training would enhance their ability to understand smuggling networks, identify high-risk threats, and gather intelligence. “This practical learning experience aims to empower you in your roles, contributing to the overall success of the NCS.” He emphasised.

He also highlighted the importance of innovative solutions and the integration of geospatial intelligence into current data analysis practices. He called on officers to approach the workshop enthusiastically, emphasising that the skills acquired would foster professional development and operational efficiency.

Expressing gratitude, Yusuf thanked CGC Adeniyi, the organisers, and the participants for their contributions to the session. He hoped the training would serve as a catalyst for continuous learning and improvement within the NCS.

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