Shettima, during the ceremony on Monday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, described the appointment of Adeniyi by President Tinubu as a morale booster for officers in the service.
The Vice President said: “Congratulations on bringing professionalism back to the Nigerian Customs Service. Now, every Customs officer can aspire to 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.”
Speaking to journalists after the decoration ceremony, 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.
He said: “In the last eight 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 up to its full potential when we bring in more innovation to drive Customs operations. These are the kinds of things we are looking at in the years ahead.”
The brief ceremony was witnessed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila.
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