By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The embassy of Republic of Korea yesterday donated two Hyundai Mini buses to the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) to enhance its operations and as well promote Korean businesses in Nigeria.
Donating the operational buses yesterday, the Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Lee In-Tae, said the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the NIGERIAN Customs Service have maintained and strengthened cooperative partnership in promoting Korean businesses in Nigeria.
“The cooperation between the Embassy and the NCS has helped sharing South Korea’s experience and know-how in developing its economy in less than a half century are source of inspiration for Nigerian people who aspire their nation’s economy will rise to the next level”, Lee In-Tae said.
He pointed out that in order to promote such cooperation, the South Korean embassy decided to contribute to the Nigerian Customs Service two mini-buses as official duty vehicles, which will enable more proactive support of the administration in promoting Korean businesses in Nigeria.
Speaking further, Lee In-TAE urged the NCS to ensure that the vehicles are strictly dedicated to official duty’s purposes, saying that if necessary, such dedication should be dedicated to the Embassy’s monitoring process.
The Ambassador further observed that the handover ceremony organized by the Nigerian Customs Service, including the high level officials’ presence demonstrates the cordial relations between the Embassy and the Customs Service.
At this juncture, he noted that the vehicles are of world famous Korean brand; Hyundai Motors, which he said, is aggressively expanding its business and customers, not only in Nigeria, but also in the whole African Continent.
He further revealed that the vehicles will carry a symbolic plate that represents the everlasting partnership between Nigeria and Korea.
Meanwhile, receiving the mini buses, the Comptroller General of Nigerian Customs, Amid Ali, thanked the Korean Embassy for the gift, assuring that the agency will put them into proper usage.
He further extolled the good diplomatic relationship between Korean republic and Nigerian, saying that such good ties should be nurtured and sustained for the benefit of citizens of both countries.