The umbrella body of journalists covering the maritime sector of the country, Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN) has hailed the Comptroller General of Customs, Alhaji Bashir Adewale Adeniyi on the strides he has made since he took over the reins of administration a year ago.
Regarded as Nigeria’s leading maritime beat association, MARAN in a statement to commemorate Adeniyi’s one year in office, thanked the CGC for not disappointing Nigerians and living up to the huge responsibilities reposed in him prior to his appointment.
Signed by its President, Mr. Godfrey Bivbere and Secretary, Mr. Babajide Okeowo, MARAN noted that before Adeniyi’s appointment, the service was in a dire need of a core professional to steer its affairs.
The association stated that one year after his appointment by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, he has lived up to the expectations reposed in him and even surpassed it.
MARAN noted with excitement the many achievements of the CGC in just one year of being in the saddle. These are in the areas of revenue generation, repositioning the service for optimal performance, collaboration with other sister agencies and reigniting professionalism in the service.
“Many stakeholders and Nigerians in general have been clamouring for a career service officer to be at the helms of affairs of the service and so Nigerians were relieved when the announcement was made that he has been appointed as the CG of Customs.
“Like the saying goes, to whom much is given, much is expected, there was a huge expectation from stakeholders and the public in general to see how well he will perform. The association is glad to know and see that CG Adeniyi has not disappointed. In fact, he has performed beyond expectation in repositioning the service for optimal performance and as a critical stakeholder and the fourth estate of the realm, we are super excited by his performance and as such, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to him”, MARAN said.
The association praised Adeniyi for his many collaborations with other sister agencies and for setting good precedent on what cooperation between government agencies should look like.
“One thing that has set CGC Adeniyi apart from his predecessors is his ability to foster collaboration with other sister agencies. Hardly will a week pass without reading about one collaboration or the other which is a testament to his vast knowledge of the service and his level of acceptance”, it added.
It concluded by wishing the CGC more success in his quest to reposition the service in the months ahead.


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