Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on Tuesday, appointed Abdulla Shareef as the Commissioner General of Customs.
Prior to this Tuesday’s appointment, Shareef had been serving as Deputy Commissioner of Customs. He had also been serving as head of Maldives Customs Service since April, following the death of the late Commissioner of Customs Ahmed Numan.
Shareef was presented with his letter of appointment as the Commissioner General of Customs in a ceremony held at the President’s Office on Tuesday morning.
His oath was administered by Supreme Court Justice Aisha Shujoon.
Following his new appointment, Shareef now serves at the rank of a State Minister.
Shareef’s predecessor, Numan had passed away in a hospital in Bangalore, India, on April 7.
He had been serving as Commissioner General of Customs since December 11, 2018.