Nigeria Customs Service approves appointment of five ACGs, promotes 2634 officers

...Dismisses one ACG, sends another on compulsory retirement

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has approved the appointment of five Assistant Comptrollers General of Customs and promoted 2,634 officers at its 52nd regular meeting.

The Service also dismissed one Assistant Comptroller General of Customs, and sent another ACG on compulsory retirement.

In a statement on Wednesday, Spokesman of the Service, Joseph Attah, disclosed that the Board of the NCS, in line with the Service reform agenda, took disciplinary actions and thus dismissed ACG Aminu Dahiru for  what it called “act of serious misconduct” while ACG Bashir Abubakar was “compulsorily retired for act of negligence.”

He said that the 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 move the Service forward in terms of manpower and operations.

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

A breakdown of the 2,634 Officers whose promotion have 1st January 2019 as effective date shows:

* Deputy Comptrollers to Comptrollers of Customs = 37,

* Assistant Comptrollers of Customs to Deputy Comptrollers = 110,

* Chief Superintendent of Customs to Assistant Comptrollers = 138,

* Superintendent of Customs to Chief Superintendent of Customs = 93,

* Deputy Superintendent of Customs to Superintendent of Customs = 93,

* Assistant Superintendent of Customs I to Deputy Superintendent of Customs = 1224

* Assistant Superintendent of Customs II to Assistant Superintendent of Customs I = 475

* Inspector of Customs to Assistant Superintendent of Customs II = 464

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

He said the minister was satisfied with the progress being recorded in the NCS and expressed the hope that the coming of the e-Customs would help improve NCS operations.




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