A group under the aegis of the Business and Maritime Writers’ Association of Nigeria (BUMWAN) has congratulated the newly appointed Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, who will be saddled with the responsibility of steering the stewardship of the revenue, anti-smuggling and trade facilitation of the federal government parastatal; under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Finance.
Peter Ihejirika, the President of BUMWAN, in his congratulatory message, on Thursday in Port Harcourt Rivers state, said the new customs boss is equipped with the needed capacities and abilities to move the service to enviable heights in the comity of Maritime nations and thus deserves the meritorious new appointment as the new Comptroller General of Customs given his past outstanding feats.
According to him, “President Ahmed Bola Tinubu has exercised his constitutional powers aimed at reengineering and boosting the job productivity of officers and men with an inherent efficient service delivery.”
President of BUMWAN recalled that DCG Adewale Adeniyi, MFR served as Customs spokesman for almost a decade from June 2003 to May 2011. However, in January 2017 he was redeployed to the Apapa Area Command, after his promotion to the rank of Comptroller and subsequently appointed Deputy Commandant of the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja.
Recall also that in 2019, he was redeployed to serve as the Controller in charge of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Command, Lagos, afterwards, he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Comptroller General in February 2020 shortly after he supervised the seizure of $8.07 million cash being illegally taken out of Nigeria through the E-Wing of the international airport tarmac. He was subsequently posted to head the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja as Commandant.
“It was as a result of his stellar performance in his field of endeavour that he was conferred with national honour, Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) at an investiture during President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on October 11, 2022,” Mr Ihejirika said.
Similarly, the National Secretary of BUMWAN, Tony Nzekwe, said the appointment of Wale Adeniyi is the most well-deserved sequel to his unalloyed commitment, good conduct, integrity and high ethical standards in the discharge of his duties.
Nzekwe added that the new Customs Boss is a man who grew from the ranks with dint of hard work, steadfastness and brotherliness aimed to make pragmatic and progressive impacts, adding that his coming on board is the birth of a fast track and seamless digitally driven customs operations and administration in accordance with global best services.
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