Adewale Adeniyi Appointed as Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service by President Tinubu

by Ikem Emmanuel

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has confirmed the appointment of Adewale Adeniyi (MFR) as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service. This announcement comes as Adeniyi takes up this vital role in the Nigerian government.

Adeniyi’s appointment officially takes effect from October 19, 2023, aligning with the existing provisions of the Public Service Rules (PSR). As he steps into this role, President Tinubu has emphasized the importance of Adeniyi’s wealth of experience, highlighting the high expectations for his new assignment.

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This appointment signifies a significant moment for Adewale Adeniyi, as he assumes a key position responsible for overseeing customs operations in Nigeria. His experience and leadership will play a crucial role in shaping the future of customs-related activities in the country.

The appointment reflects President Tinubu’s commitment to strengthening and optimizing the role of the Nigeria Customs Service in serving the nation. It also highlights the government’s confidence in Adeniyi’s abilities to lead this vital institution.


As Adewale Adeniyi takes on this important responsibility, his focus and dedication will be instrumental in ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of customs operations, which are critical for trade and revenue collection in Nigeria.

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