The new Comptroller of Ogun State, Mr D A Nnadi has said that he was seriously advised not to work with Chief Rasheed Taiwo, retired Comptroller General due to his stern discipline and strict adherence to probity.
Mr Nnadi disclosed that he told the advisers that he had not posted himself to work under Chief Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo, and that if their advice was just because of his impeccable character and thorough professionalism, he would be happy to work with him.
Mr Nnadi said this during the Custom officials’ courtesy visit to the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, on Tuesday, 23rd of November, 2021.
He revealed that working with the retired boss, Chief Taiwo, had actually added a lotbof values to his career as a Customs Officer.
He recalled that although he met Chief Taiwo years back, it was interesting that, he was now sleeping on the same bed he left during his tenure.
He noted that he had served so many Comptrollers after him, adding that he met the Agura of Gbagura, Oba Babajide Bakre during the time.
He also said that he found out that what people were running from was that Chief Taiwo did not accommodate indiscipline and anything substandard and but he had a lot of charisma in his duty.
He further reiterated that he refused to work with him, and he did not regret it.
He commended Chief Taiwo and the retired ACG, Oba Femi Taylor for instilling discipline in the Customs.
Compt Dera Nnadi, Deputy Compt P. F. Akpan, CSC Bagudu, SC AJ Ashamu, SC AB Abdulquadri, DSC Ilori, DSC HB Oloyede, ASC IP Obasi, ASC IT Olusanya, were among the entourage of the new AGC.
Egba High Chiefs present included the Otunbadeaje of Egbaland, Chief Tunji Sumonu, Bantun Kehinde Sofenwa, Seriki Bobagunwa Layi Olayiwola, Aare Baaroyin Labode, Bobagunwa-Elect Toye Okanlawon, and others.