- Following the recent approval of a new Social Media Policy by the management of the Nigeria Customs Service, the Service said on Sunday that it is proud to announce that its official Facebook page and Twitter handle has been launched.
- Customs’ spokesman, Wale Adeniyi, in a statement, urged stakeholders and members of the general public to “now LIKE the official page,www.facebook.com/customsng,on Facebook, and equally follow us via Twitter@CustomsNG to get access to relevant and authoritative information on policy statements, Customs news, tariffs, events, scam alerts, videos, and lots more. The Facebook and Twitter handle projects are part of a wider Social Media outreach that will include a Customs YouTube channel, online educational videos, and blog press.”
- He said: “The Management of Nigeria Customs Service recognizes the importance of the social media platforms, and their influence on international trade. Therefore, the Service is poised to meet its stakeholders on popular platforms to share information that will facilitate trade and boost the economy.
- He quoted the Comptroller-General of Customs, Dikko Inde Abdullahi, to gave said that the new social media policy will complement existing efforts in the traditional media to combat the scourge of online scammers currently duping innocent and unsuspecting citizens. The page,www.facebook.com/customsng on Facebook and @CustomsNGTwitter handle are the only true and authentic social media channels of the NCS.
- “This statement therefore serves as disclaimer to every other Facebook/Twitter profiles that purport to represent the Service. Online subscribers are requested to note some of the features that will distinguish our page from others include the NCS logo, Service colours, and exclusive videos. The Customs Facebook/Twitter handle are also linked to the Customs official website (www.customs.gov.ng) on the .gov.ng domain of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
- “To ensure continuity, the NCS has designated, trained, and equipped Social Media Desk Officers from the Public Relations department as schedule Officers to provide round the clock service to stakeholders and members of the general public.
- “The Management of Nigeria Customs Service wishes to restate its resolve to engage actively with our stakeholders for improved trade facilitation and national security. The customs boss also disclosed that in the realisation that the service.”