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The NCC works in partnership with Customs to enforce border laws and combat piracy of intellectual property

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The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) and the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) have intensified their partnership on border policing and creative approaches to combat copyright theft.

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This information was made public on Friday in Abuja by the Director of Public Affairs at the Nigerian Communications Commission, Mrs. Funmilayo Adewale.

Adewale stated that the partnership will revitalize initiatives to boost innovation and enhance Nigeria’s creative economy. He also stated that this would be a benefit to Nigeria.

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She claimed that the agreement was reached while the Director-General of the NCC, Dr. John Asein, was paying a courtesy call to the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Adewale Adeniyi, in Abuja.

She claims that the heads of both agencies are aware of the strategic importance of intellectual property, and more specifically copyright, to the economy of the country.

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Additionally, Adewale lamented the damage that copyright pirates have wreaked upon the industry.

“The two agencies are committed to introducing ICT-driven proactive measures and enhancing their operations through training and intelligence,” the statement read.

“Sharing as envisaged in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to check copyright piracy and other illicit activities in the copyright sector,” the National Communications Commission official stated.

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