Customs Discover Minor Operational Issues During Test-Run Of New Seaport Scanners
Fred Omotara, Lagos
The Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have said that minor operational issues were discovered during the test-run exercise of the recently deployed brand new scanners in Apapa port.
Speaking exclusively with kadecommunicationng at the weekend, the Spokesman of Apapa Customs Command, SC Abubakar Usman said that the minor operational issues have been forwarded to the Customs headquarters in Abuja and are being attended to
According to SC Abubakar Usman, “The scanners were installed about two weeks ago and it is currently being test-run.
“We cannot just start using the scanners if we don’t test-run them. I was there with the Controller when the test-run of the scanners started. About six or seven containers were used for the test-run process.
“During the test-run, some minor operational issues were noticed and were forwarded to the Customs headquarters in Abuja. The Customs headquarters is currently addressing those minor operational issues discovered during the test run process.
“The scanners are working perfectly well. It was just some minor operational issues that were discovered during the test run, and they are being addressed at the Customs headquarters.
“We are waiting for the Comptroller General and the Minister to come and commission the scanners before we start using them for cargo examination.
“Infact, the CG and the Minister were supposed to have come to commission the scanners before now. It was just due to the minor operational issues discovered during the test run process that delayed the commissioning. I know the headquarters is addressing those minor operational issues and very soon, the CG and the Minister will come and commission the scanners so that we can start using them during cargo examination.”