In a momentous gathering at the Customs corporate headquarters in Abuja on Saturday, 25 November 2023, retired management team members of the Nigeria Customs Service celebrated a shared legacy of diligence and commitment.
Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, in an address, reassured retirees of comprehensive measures to elevate their welfare with a plan to integrate them into the Nigeria Customs Service’s healthcare programs. He emphasised his commitment to sustaining bonds beyond active service.
Adeniyi disclosed that there is an ongoing discussion with the Minister of Finance to champion a bill establishing a dedicated pension scheme.
“This strategic initiative reflects foresight in securing the financial future of leaders within the Nigeria Customs Service,” he said.
Highlighting the retirees’ significant contributions, Adeniyi emphasized crafting customised programs for seamless collaboration, ensuring the service continues to benefit from their expertise. He described the gathering as a definitive avenue for connecting with successful leaders who have played pivotal roles in shaping the organisation.
“I am confident that with your continued support and guidance, we will overcome challenges and achieve greater heights,” he said.
Those present at the occasion included former Comptroller-Generals of Customs including Hameed Ali, Abubakar Musa, Bernard Nwadialo, and a former sole administrator, retired Major-General SOG Ango. Many retired Deputy Comptroller-Generals and Assistant Comptroller-Generals were also in attendance.