The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday donated 86 drones to the Nigerian Navy (NN) toward enhancing its operations.
Customs Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali, while presenting the items in Abuja, said that they were intercepted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, after the importers failed to present End Users Certificate (EUC).
Ali said that the customs usually condemn items imported into the country without EUC, after security permission from the high court.
“Such items or equipment are automatically forfeited to the federal government, which is why we are directed to transfer and hand over the drones to the NN.
“This is also because of the cooperation and the synergy among the security agencies in the country,“ Ali, who was represented by the FCT Customs Command Controller, Suleman Bomoi, said.
The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Awwal Gambo, while receiving the items, assured of the appropriate use of the items for the benefit of the service and the country in general.
Gambo was represented by the Chief of Training and Operations, Naval Headquarters, Solomon Agada.
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