In a significant event held on January 4, 2024, at the Customs Corporate Headquarters in Abuja, the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, decorated recently appointed Assistant Comptrollers-General (ACGs), Comptrollers, and other senior officers. The ceremony followed the recent announcements of ACG appointments and the promotion of 2,209 senior officers by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
The ceremony, attended by the NCS Management Team and the family members of the officers, marked a historic moment in the service. Addressing the newly decorated officers, CGC Adeniyi emphasized that the 2023 promotion exercise was rooted in outstanding performance and merit.
He called upon all officers and personnel to redouble their efforts, assuring them that dedication and commitment to duty would not go unnoticed and unrewarded. Adeniyi stated, “While some of you received regular promotions today, there are others who earned special promotions due to their exceptional performance and commitment to promoting the service.”
The CGC’s message aligns with his ongoing efforts to achieve the 3-point agenda Consolidation, Collaboration, and Innovation, supporting President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Manthra.
Among the newly promoted officers to the rank of Comptroller are TM Daniyan, F Fajana, N Isyaku, MV Umana, AC Nwobi, F Abdulquadir, HK Ejibunu, FM Ojiofor, IN Aliyu, MD Malah, EO Oshoba, JK Oladeji, E Luka, AP Daruaku, FM Ojeifor, IN Nwokorie, EJ Harrison, and others.
The breakdown of promotions includes various ranks, from Inspector of Customs to Customs Comptroller. In his congratulatory message, the CGC urged the newly appointed and promoted officers to redouble their efforts, emphasizing critical roles such as revenue generation, trade facilitation, and suppression of smuggling.
Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs, Queen Obudu, expressed deep appreciation in her vote of thanks, assuring her unwavering belief that the capabilities of the officers would meet expectations.