The Nigerian Customs in collaboration with the WCO hosted a National SAFE AEO Workshop funded by the Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF) Korea 11 to 14 April 2017 at the Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada - Abuja, a WCO Regional Training Centre (RTC) for Western and Central Africa (WCA).
The Workshop was opened by the Comptroller General of Customs, Colonel Hameed Ali (Rtd). In his opening remarks the Comptroller General recognized that the SAFE AEO Programme will not only increase the security and facilitation of Nigerian trade but raise the compliance level and revenue collection.
The workshop was attended by more than 30 senior Customs officials who were very supportive of the Programme implementation. At the end of the workshop, participants developed a detailed road map for their implementation and recognized the challenges that would need to be addressed to ensure the successful execution of the Programme.