The Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR has affirmed his commitment and dedication to enhancing trade in Nigeria through the introduction of policies aimed at strengthening the nation’s economy. In pursuit of this goal, he has pledged to forge a robust partnership with the leadership of the Presidential Amnesty Program.
Addressing the members of the Presidential Amnesty Program, led by their Chief Executive, Major General Barry Ndiomu (RTD), on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at the Nigeria Customs Service Headquarters in Abuja, the Acting CGC emphasized his commitment to implementing measures to enhance trade facilitation across the country.
The CGC stressed the importance of maintaining the integrity of the Nigeria Customs Service, particularly in its recruitment process. He affirmed his dedication to conducting a fair recruitment procedure, grounded in competency and adherence to Federal Character principles. He stated, “Certain standards are non-negotiable. We must uphold these criteria and specifications to claim our success.”
Furthermore, the CGC reiterated his commitment to ensure that new officer recruitments adhere to the provisions of the Federal Character Commission. This ensures that applicants from the Niger-Delta region receive equal opportunities, just as every other Nigerian.
He expressed gratitude to Major General Ndiomu (RTD) and his team for their visit to the Customs Headquarters, acknowledging the valuable contributions of the Customs Service to the nation.
In response, the Chief Executive of the Presidential Amnesty Program extended his appreciation to the CGC for hosting them and expressed his confidence in the new leadership of the Nigeria Customs Service.
He recognized the Customs Service’s significant contributions to the country and affirmed his commitment to continued collaboration, viewing them as partners in progress.