June 26, (THEWILL) – Vice President Kashim Shettima, on Monday, decorated the newly appointed acting Comptroller-General of Customs, Adewale Bashir Adeniyi, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Bola Tinubu had, on Monday, June 19, 2023, appointed Adeniyi as Acting Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

Until his appointment on Monday, Adeniyi was 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 (MMIA) Command, Lagos.

Adeniyi 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 (MFR) on Adeniyi.

Adeniyi is currently the National Vice President of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).

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