Customs Fires, Retires Two Senior Officers, Promotes 2,634

The Nigeria Customs Service Board (NCSB) yesterday at its 52nd Regular meeting confirmed the compulsory retirement of one Assistant Comptroller General and dismissal of another, while confirming the promotion of 2,634 officers

In a press statement made available to journalist yesterday by the National Public Relations Officer of the Service, Assistant Comptroller Joseph Attah said the service approved the appointment of five Assistant Comptrollers General of Customs, promotion of 2,634 Officers, dismissal of One ACG and compulsory retirement of another ACG.

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning who is also the 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: Mohammed Boyi – Doctrine Development, Adewale Adeniyi – Commandant Command and Staff College, Gwagwaladam Jack Ajoku – Strategic Research and Policy, Olakunle Oyeleke – Training and Coordination, Elton Edorhe – Zonal Coordinator, Zone ‘C’

The breakdown of the 2,634 Officers whose promotion have 1st January 2019 as effective date is as follows:

*Deputy Comptrollers to Comptrollers of Customs = 37

* 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

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

"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" he stated.