By Ngozi Onyeakusi— In a bid to promote technology driven service and boost the nation’s economy the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has supported the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) with new scanners.

 Public Relations Officer of NCS, Joseph Attah, explained in a statement on Wednesday that the CBN also pledged to establish the control centre for monitoring all scanning sites in its bid to boost national economy, especially agricultural sector. 

He disclosed that already, the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning had purchased three new scanners to enhance the proposed E-customs operations. 

He explained that within the next six  months, NCS would have about seven functional scanners to be mounted at strategic entry points even before the full deployment of e-Customs components which would guarantee the deployment of 135 modern scanners. 

Attah also  expressed appreciation of the service and commended the leadership of CBN for this strategic intervention in the interest of the nation. 

He added“We call on Nigerians, especially the business community to support the NCS as our borders open to African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) in order to benefit from the trade agreement and other cross border activities.”