Shettima lauds Adeniyi’s choice to head Customs

The Vice President, Sen. Kashim Shettima has decorated the new Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, describing the appointment of Mr Adewale Adeniyi as a morale booster for officers in the service.

Sen. SShettimal, at a brief ceremony witnessed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila at the Presidential Villa, lauded Adeniyi for bringing professionalism back to the Nigerian Customs Service.

“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,” the Vice President said.

Adeniyi expressed gratitude to 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.

His words: “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 promised to be professional in his assignment. “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 pledged.


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