Nigeria Customs Collaborates With Copyright Commission in the fight against Piracy

Nigeria Customs Collaborates With Copyright Commission in the fight against Piracy 

Kathy Kyari 

In an effort to stop intellectual and creative property theft in Nigeria, the Nigeria Customs Service has said that it is willing to work with the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC).

On Tuesday, at the Customs Corporate Headquarters in Abuja, the Comptroller-General of Customs, CGC Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, disclosed this information to the members of the Commission.

Greeting the group at his office, the CGC declared that via working together, the two sides would have the chance to leave a lasting legacy that will put an end to the threat of piracy in the nation.

He clarified that the Nigeria Customs Service has finalized plans to work with pertinent parties, improving its programs in every way through innovative activities and employee training.

Adeniyi further spoke on the need to organize trainings for the Service's officers in combating piracy. 

“The program will introduce officers and men of the Service to new values and expertise that would enhance their capacity and morale to fight piracy.” he said. 

The Comptroller-General of Customs expressed his sincere appreciation for this cooperation and emphasized the important role that intellectual property and creative protection play in the development of the national economy.

Dr. John Asein, the organization's Director-General and delegation leader, thanked the Nigeria Customs Service for its continuous work and underlined the significance of combating intellectual property theft.

“The idea behind paying this courtesy visit to you, Comptroller-General CGC Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, was to congratulate you on your appointment and to extend our hands for collaboration to end piracy.” 

The DG further explained that “apart from strengthening the creative skills of officers and men in various sectors, the commission would achieve its mandates by working with the Nigeria Customs Service."

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