Adeniyi Bashir Adewale, a Deputy Comptroller General of Customs, has been selected to succeed Col. Hameed Ali as the Comptroller General of Nigerian Customs.
Adewale has been part of the Nigeria Customs Service for about 30 years, He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and a Master of Arts degree in Communication Science from the Universitaire Svizzera D’Italiana (USI) in Lugano, Switzerland.
He previously served as the Commandant of the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College in Gwagwalada, Abuja, and held the position of National Public Relations Officer of Customs for the longest tenure, from June 2003 to May 2011.
Adewale has received accolades for his achievements, including the Comptroller-General of Customs Award in January 2020 for the seizure of $8,065,612 million cash at Murtala Mohammed International Airport. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (FNIPR) and was honored with the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) national award by former President Muhammadu Buhari in October 2022. Adewale is currently serving as the Commandant of the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College in Gwagwalada, Abuja.