25 Silver Jubilee : League honours CGC Adeniyi for outstanding performance

Members of League in group photograph after the programme

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25 Silver Jubilee :
League honours CGC Adeniyi for outstanding performance

As Compt Nnadi tasks maritime Journalists on developmental reportage

CGC Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, honoured for outstanding performance

It was a momentous occasion at Lagos Travel Inn, today, as League of Maritime Editors (LOME), honoured the Comptroller General of Customs, CGC Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, with Award of Outstanding Performance in public office.

The prestigious award was bestowed on the Customs Boss during the 25th Silver Jubilee celebration of LOME, organised by its members in Lagos.

In a chat with Journalists after the Award presentation, Compt Dera Nnadi, the Customs Area Controller (CAC) of TinCan Island Port Command, who represented the CGC, described the Award as an honour well deserved for the Customs Boss,  following his commitments, giant strides, hard work and resilience in taking the Service to greater heights.

Compt Nnadi expressed enthusiasm on the honour bestowed on the Customs Boss by members of League, saying emphatically that CGC Adeniyi has performed creditably since he took over the mantle of leadership of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

According to him, the Award was a home coming for CGC Adeniyi, the reason being that, he was honoured by the same people, he had worked together for many years in building the system.

No doubt, CGC Adeniyi is a great professional in Customs operations.
Recall that he was the longest
serving, most trusted and efficient Customs National Public Relations Officer, who also doubled as Adviser and Chief Strategist to numerous Comptroller General of Customs, in unbroken succession.

He is the first in recent history to be elevated CGC from the rank of Acting Deputy Comptroller General.

He has traversed several important departments of the Service, heading the Strategic Research and Policy Department, even as he coordinated several international engagements on bilateral, as well as multilateral trade relations.

In October 2022, he was conferred with the national honour as; Member of the Order of Federal Republic (MFR), by former President Muhammadu Buhari.

Compt Nnadi in a chat with Journalists after the Award presentation

Speaking further, Compt Nnadi tasked maritime journalists on developmental reportage. He stressed that in writing reports, Journalists should always put national interest of the Nigerian nation and the economic well-being into consideration.

His words : “I am not saying you should not do your work; but be patriotic and take cognisance of national interest of our country, because what you write in the media is what foreign investors look at in making important decisions on investments and doing business in Nigeria.”

Compt Nnadi, who is passionate about economic growth advised maritime Journalists to toe the path of developmental Journalism, in order to project the image of Nigeria in good light to the international community.

The programme, which drew participants from various maritime Agencies had the themes; ‘Harnessing Nigeria’s Potential in Marine and Blue Economy; as well as ‘The New Customs Act and its Implications on Trade’.

Members of League in group photograph after the programme

In his remarks, the President of League, Mr. Timothy Paul Okorocha urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to provide the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Hon. Adegboyega Oyetola and his Ministry the needed impetus on disbursement of the Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF), established since 2003.

This, he said, becomes imperative to jump start a new lease of life for capacity development of indigenous ship owners.

From left; the President of League and other stakeholders during the programme


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