April 19, 2024

VP Shettima, Decorates Adeniyi, New CGC

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*Says professionalism is back on the saddle
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By Jerry Aguigbo

The Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima has decorated the brown new Comptroller – General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Bashir Adewale Adeniyi.
This event was announced in a statement signed on Monday by Olusola Abiola, Director of Information in the Office of the Vice President.
The VP noted that the appointment of Mr Adewale Adeniyi by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has brought back professionalism to serving officers of the Service.

Senator Shettima stated this in a brief ceremony witnessed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila at the Presidential Villa.

The Vice President, congratulated the new Customs CG for bringing professionalism back to the Nigerian Customs Service.
His words,”Now, every Customs officer can aspire to occupy the pinnacle of his or her profession.

“I wish you well, on behalf of the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, Congratulations, once again”.

While speaking to journalists shortly after the decoration ceremony, Mr Adeniyi lauded President Bola Tinubu for appointing a serving officer as the head of the agency, assuring him and Nigerians of a more effective and innovation driven Customs Service.

“In the last 8 years, the Nigeria Customs Service has gone through a period of transition. In some areas, we recorded progress – we made remarkable progress in E-Customs; we made a lot of breakthroughs in capacity building. But the Customs Service can still live to its full potentials when we bring in more innovation to drive Customs operations. These are the kind of things we are looking at in the years ahead.” Adeniyi said , adding that, “We are going to be professional in our approach, there are a number of key stakeholders that we are going to be working with, it is a very onerous task but we are going to be working alongside other stakeholders and partners that we have identified.

“We intend to come up with innovations that will carry along all partners and stakeholders. We are going to leverage technology and innovation to break new grounds in Customs operations” he ended.

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