Apapa Customs upgrades information facilities, trains Journalists

CAC, Charles Edike ; ACG, Victor Gbemudu and other officers during the commissioning of the ICT Centre and a Communication Tower at Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service.

The Apapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has upgraded its Information Communication Technology (ICT) facilities just as it also trained some maritime reporters on various operations of the service, to better equip the journalists with technical knowledge for better reportage of the service.
Speaking at the opening of the  two-day workshop, which held at the command’s ICT Centre, the controller of the command,  Charles Edike, said the workshop for the journalists was necessary and important, to enable them have a better understanding of the customs operations and in return, report their activities accurately.
“We are giving journalists the training to enable them disseminate the information to the public accurately and timely because we cannot get to the trading public on our own.
“The training will help the journalists   to understand the appropriate terms in reporting the activities of the customs’ operations,” Edike said.
Edike noted that the demands of modern customs operations as informed by the dynamics of trade, makes it imperative for journalists who report the sector to have full grasp of the activities of customs, in order to give a balance in their daily reports.
Earlier, Assistant Comptroller -General, Victor Gbemudu, in company of the controller of the command, commissioned the ultra-modern ICT centre and a 160m Communication Tower to address the issue of network failure, which often happened during rainstorms.
The command also established an online information portal:  www.customsmegaphoneapapa.wordpress.com, to enable stakeholders access important information that they might be seeking at any point in time.