The Area Comptroller Enugu, Anambra and Ebonyi States Command, Nigeria Customs Service, Mr. Jammal Adediran, says the implementation of the Nigerian Integrated Customs Information System two, NICIS would commence next week in Enugu.
Mr. Adediran made this known during a sensitization on the roll out and implementation of the NICIS two program at the command headquarters in Enugu.
According to him, the program, which is a transition from a manual system of payment to an automated system, would create a one-stop shop to ease service delivery for stakeholders in the industry.
The Assistant Comptroller, ICT, Nigeria Customs Services Headquarters, Abuja, Mr Fateh Apeh Fateh explained that with the launch of the scheme which was introduced in 2017, all government revenue such as taxes and other payments had become automated.
Mr Fateh further stated that private owned licensed bonded terminals, which he described as warehouse that manage the goods of importers in the South-East were at the last stage of commencing operations, noting that the move would boost business activities in the zone as more goods would be cleared in the terminals.
Mr. Fateh also said that Nigeria Custom had resolved to show more as well as scale up its presence and activities at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, by introducing the Passenger Baggage Entry System in the facility.
The Passenger Baggage Entry System is a situation where passengers make payments on dutiable items they are travelling with.
The programme was attended by freight forwarders, excise factories, agents, financial institutions and others.