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Adeniyi takes over as comptroller of new MMIA customs command, Ikeja

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Erstwhile Spokesman for the
Nigeria Customs Service, Wale Adeniyi, on Monday assumed duty as Comptroller of
the newly created Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command of the

The News Agency of Nigeria
reports that Adeniyi took over from Dr. Jayne Shoboiki, who was comptroller of
Murtala Muhammed Airport Area Command before MMIA was carved out of the
Speaking during the handover
ceremony at MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos state, Shoboiki, explained that the command was
split into two following the restructuring of additional eight commands that
were created out of the existing ones.
She said that the NCS Board at
its 50th regular meeting on May 21, 2019, approved the un-bundling and created
of eight Custom Area Commands to enhance administrative convenience and boost
revenue generation of the service.

Shoboiki said that this was
part of the mandate of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Retired Col. Hameed
Ali, to enable the service generate more revenue for government.
She said: “The Murtala Muhammed
Airport Customs Command had been divided into two, Murtala Muhammed
International Airport Command, while the other one remains Murtala Muhammed
Airport Area Command.
“I am glad to introduce to you
the seasoned officer, Comptroller Wale Adeniyi now in charge of MMIA.  I beg you all to give him more cooperation
you have given me to enable him succeed.
“The same God that has been
seeing me through will surely support him, God will help him to excel.
“Coming here as an Area
Controller because this command was not initially created as an area command;
it will enable the command to generate more revenue for the government and
Nigeria Customs being the second largest 
revenue generating agencies for government to ensure that maximum
revenue is collected for government.”
She, however, called on port
users to improve on their level of compliance to enable customs achieve it aims
to generate revenue and facilitate trade.
In his response, Adeniyi
commended the Customs under the leadership of Ali for giving him the
opportunity to head the command.
He said: “I want to count on
the understanding of all of you and guidance of all of you together to tackle
all these challenges and make this place better than I met it.
“We need to, of course, realise
the objectives of the management in splitting the command into two.
“It is going to be a lot of
work and I am sure we are all ready to work. It is now time for us to work
because we have to put that work first before any other consideration.
“My office will be opened to
all of you. I will be looking forward to your suggestions, proposal because we
are practically going to set up this command.
“I can assure you it is going
to be fun working with me but also be a lot of hard work because we really have
to work very hard.”
He commended Shoboiki for the
foundation work she had established, saying that  it was a long time he visited the command and
I could see some level of sanity that was not existing before which was due to
the kind of structure she puts in place.
Adeniyi urged her to continue
to support the command until it would be able to stand like the existing
commands in the service.

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