Nigeria Customs Elevates 2,639 Officers

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Zainab Ahmed
Zainab Ahmed

e Nigeria Customs Service Board (NCSB) at its 52nd Regular meeting approved the appointment of Five (5) Assistant Comptrollers General of Customs, promotion of 2,634 Officers, dismissal of One (1) ACG and compulsory retirement of another ACG.

Hon. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning and Chairman, NCS Board, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed who presided over the meeting said decisions taken during the meeting were meant to ginger and move the Service forward in-terms of manpower and operations.

The new Assistant Comptrollers General of Customs are:, ACG, Mohammed Boyi – Training and Coordination ACG, Adewale Adeniyi – Commandant C&SC Gwagwalada, ACG, Jack Ajoku – Strategic Research and Policy, ACG, Olakunle Oyeleke – Doctrine, Development and Administration and ACG, Emmanuel Edorhe – Zonal Coordinator, Zone ‘C’.

A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Customss, DC, Joseph Attah on behalf of the Comptrller General of the service, Col.Hameed Ali gave the breeakdown of the 2,634 Officers whose promotion have 1st January 2019 as effective date is as follows:-

 Deputy Comptrollers elevated to Comptrollers of Customs were 37, Assistant Comptrollers of Customs moved to Deputy Comptrollers were 110 , and Chief Superintendent of Customs to Assistant Comptrollers numbered 138

Also elevated were Superintendent of Customs to Chief Superintendent of Customs, 93 in number, as Deputy Superintendent of Customs moved to Superintendent of Customs were 93, just as Assistant Superintendent of Customs I elevated to Deputy Superintendent of Customs totalled 1224
Assistant Superintendent of Customs II thhat were moved up to Assistant Superintendent of Customs I equalled 475, while nspector of Customs promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Customs II stood at 464

205 out of the 2,634 are Support Staff who also enjoyed promotion to various ranks.

However, in line with the reform agenda, the Board took some disciplinary actions against two Senior Officers. ACG Aminu Dahiru was dismissed for act of serious misconduct while ACG Bashir Abubakar was compulsorily retired for act of negligence.

The Hon. Minister described the NCS as “Making Progress” and expressed the hope that the coming of the e-Customs will help improve NCS operations.