In brotherhood we stand :
Customs Boss visits ex-ACG Bagiwa, late Dikko Inde’s family in Katsina
It was a pleasant moment and a happy reunion of people linked by a common interest, as the Comptroller General of Customs, CGC Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, visited a veteran Customs Officer, ACG Lawan Bagiwa (rtd), at his residence in Katsina.
CGC Adeniyi also visited the family of late Dikko Inde, a former Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
The visit by CGC Adeniyi portrays not just a mark of honour to officers, who had served Customs meritoriously, but humility in public office, irrespective of his exalted position.
In a chat with ex-ACG Bagiwa, CGC Adeniyi said he decided to visit him out of respect and in view of his meritorious service to his fatherland.
CGC Adeniyi enthused : “We feel very proud to have you after your retirement. You are still doing this for the service of our fatherland. We pray that God will give you long life and good health, so that you continue to render your support to the Service.”
The CGC also extolled ex-ACG Bagiwa for distinguishing himself while serving as Customs Officer from 1965 to 1999, when he retired as one of the then Management Staff.
In his response, retired ACG Bagiwa Lawal, appreciated the Customs Boss for stopping by to greet him out of respect and congratulated him on his appointment. He said; “We are indeed very grateful to have you at the helm of affairs of the Nigeria Customs Service.
“I want to use this opportunity, on behalf of the retired and serving officers and men of the Service, to congratulate you on your appointment.”
Retired ACG Bagiwa told the CGC that he never turned a blind eye to Customs right from 1965, when he joined the Service, to 1999, when he retired and consequently after his retirement.
Ex-ACG Bagiwa added : “We are fortunate to have CGC Adeniyi as the Comptroller General of this Service because he is a seasoned Customs Officer; he is a Customs Officer to the core – and I have the privilege to be one of the officers to have brought him up. Adeniyi is one of our good sons; we are proud of him.”
The CGC then proceeded to the residence of former Comptroller General of the Service, late Abdullahi Dikko Inde, to greet his family, specifically the elderly Mother of the former Customs Boss.
Dikko Inde’s family expressed their delight in receiving CGC Adeniyi at their home and prayed that his tenure will be bright and successful.