President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Adewale Adeniyi as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service.
A statement by the Director of information, secretary to the government of the federation, Willie Bassey disclosed that the appointment of Adeniyi takes effect from 19th October, 2023.
He added that his tenure is in accordance with the extant provisions of the Public Service Rules.
The President tasked him to bring his wealth of experience to bear on his new assignment.
In June, Tinubu named Adeniyi as the acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service. He was before then DCG in charge of Strategic Research and Policy at the Customs Headquarters in Abuja.
Adeniyi served as Customs spokesman for almost two decades until January 2017 when he was redeployed to the Apapa Area Command as a Deputy Comptroller.
He was promoted to the rank of Comptroller in 2017 and appointed Deputy Commandant of the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja.
In 2019 he was redeployed to serve as the Controller of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command, Lagos.
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.
In recognition of his service, former President Muhammadu Buhari, on October 11, 2022, conferred the national honour of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic on Adeniyi.