A delegation of the Nigeria Customs Service Command and Staff College comprising of senior students and lecturers recently concluded a week-long study tour in Liberia.
According to Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), the delegation was in the country as guest of the Customs Department.
The visit was aimed at conducting a strategic study tour by students of Senior Course 4 of the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College.
The strategic study tour highlighted the assessment of programs and activities of the LRA Customs Department in sustaining Customs operations under the COVID-19 pandemic, information and experience sharing about Customs administration including approach mechanisms relative to Customs operations.
Speaking during an interactive engagement with members of the Nigeria Customs Service delegation, LRA Commissioner of Customs Saa Saamoi applauded the Nigerians for selecting LRA Customs as one of their destinations for the study tour.
He described the Nigeria Customs delegation visit as a vital move in fostering a customs-to-customs relationship, which is a step forward in enhancing regional collaboration and coordination, and partnering to ensure trade facilitation and customs operations.
Head of the Nigeria Customs Service delegation, Navy Captain Abdulraheen-Sikiru Onipe said the study tour to Liberia was in fulfillment of the institution’s course guide and also an adventure to connect the students with other customs administrations in a bid to gain outside experience and knowledge sharing.
He lauded the LRA for promoting a spirit of strong collaboration, which he said demonstrates a sense of networking between the two institutions.
The tour included discussions with key stakeholders and site visitations to several institutions, including the office of the ECOWAS Ambassador to Liberia, the Nigerian Embassy, Freeport of Monrovia, APM Terminals and the Liberia Chambers of Commerce, among others.