Customs CG Adeniyi Hosts Former CG Mustapha at Nigeria Customs Headquarters

The Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Adewale Adeniyi, on Monday, 20 May 2024, received the former Comptroller-General of Customs, Ahmed Mustapha, at the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Headquarters in Abuja.

Former CGC Mustapha, who served from 1999 to 2004, expressed his heartfelt gratitude and admiration for the extensive changes and advancements the service has undergone since he left office.

During his visit, Mustapha remarked, “I am deeply impressed by the transformations that have taken place within the Nigeria Customs Service since I left office in 2004. The advancements in technology, infrastructure, and overall efficiency are commendable and reflect the dedication of the current leadership and staff.”

CGC Adewale Adeniyi warmly welcomed the retired CGC and appreciated Mustapha’s visit. “It is an honour to receive former CGC Ahmed Mustapha today. His contributions laid a solid foundation for the progress we are building upon. I am grateful that he found the time to visit and see firsthand the developments at the NCS headquarters.”

Adeniyi also requested the management team to join in the pleasure of hosting Mustapha, highlighting the importance of recognising the efforts of past leaders in shaping the future of the service. “We stand on the shoulders of those who came before us,” Adeniyi noted. “Their legacy and hard work have paved the way for the innovations and improvements we are implementing today.”

The visit was marked by a tour of the headquarters, where Mustapha was shown the latest technological advancements of the Pre-Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR) centre, which have enhanced the efficiency and effectiveness of the NCS.

The meeting concluded with both leaders emphasising the importance of continuity and the sharing of knowledge across different eras of leadership.

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