Customs CG Adeniyi promotes unity, hosts Ramadan Iftar with dig

Customs CG Adeniyi promotes unity, hosts Ramadan Iftar with dignitaries (Pictures)

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, underscored the importance of embracing Ramadan teachings for national unity during a Ramadan Iftar gathering held on Tuesday, 2 April 2024, at the Nigeria Customs Management Estate in Abuja.

He said, “As a responsible organisation, the Nigeria Customs Service will continue to uphold the spirit of Ramadan.”

“It is not by coincidence that just a few hours ago, we as a nation, celebrated Easter – and we are approaching the end of Ramadan, another remarkable Eid. What these events tend to show us is that in this country, what unites us is far more than what divides us,” he added.

The CGC, who conveyed the message of Islamic teachings about the symbiosis of dedication and commitment to showing love among one another during Ramadan, reiterated the significance of devoting oneself to intensive prayers, giving charity and alms to the poor, and serving mankind, among other things.

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“These are the basic teachings of Ramadan, and they are also the same in all religions that we know. Because I do know that there is no religion that does not emphasize bringing people together and helping the needy or giving charity,” the Comptroller-General of Customs said.

Speaking further, CGC Adeniyi also used the medium to call on Nigerians to embrace the teachings of Ramadan in their daily activities. “We have a big social problem in Nigeria where many people are going hungry every day; so many people are fasting but don’t even know where they will break their fast due to food insecurity in the country.”

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According to him, addressing the challenge of food security is a collective responsibility for all, adding, “The president is leading the charge through his various programs and policies to curb food insecurity in Nigeria.”

He also re-emphasized the Nigeria Customs Service’s commitment to extending a generous hand to Nigerians in this trying time through implementing measures that will make food abundant to Nigerians. “I therefore enjoin all of us to eschew bitterness and accommodate one another in peace and harmony,” he added.

On his part, the representative of the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Economy, Wale Edun, Director of Finance at the Ministry of Home Finance, Aliyu Muhammad, appreciated the Comptroller-General for organizing the Iftar – which, according to him, signifies the unity and diversity of Nigeria.

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He re-echoed the commitment of the Finance Minister to continue partnering with the Nigeria Customs Service to implement policies that will boost the economic stability of Nigeria further.

Among the prominent figures who attended the Iftar ceremony were the representatives of the Honourable Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mr. Wale Edun, Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, DCM Kazeem, Professor Tunji Ola, Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission, Mr. Bamanga Usman, Managing Director of the Oil and Gas Authority, and members of the Trade Modernisation Project team led by Chairman Saleh Ahmadu.

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Customs CG Adeniyi promotes unity, hosts Ramadan Iftar with dignitaries (Pictures)

Customs CG Adeniyi promotes unity, hosts Ramadan Iftar with dignitaries (Pictures)

Customs CG Adeniyi promotes unity, hosts Ramadan Iftar with dignitaries (Pictures)

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