The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said its board has approved the appointment of five Assistant Comptrollers General of Customs (ACGs), while promoting 2,634 officers.
A statement from the Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah, the Nigeria Customs Service Board (NCSB) headed by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning and Chairman of the NCS Board, Zainab Ahmed, at its 52nd Regular meeting compulsorily retired one ACG and sacked another.
Ahmed at 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 of the Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada; ACG Jack Ajoku, Strategic Research and Policy; ACG Olakunle Oyeleke, Doctrine, Development and Administration; and ACG Emmanuel Edorhe, Zonal Coordinator, Customs’ Zone ‘C’.
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
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
The statement further stated that 205 of the 2,634 promoted staff were Support Staff. Two senior officers got disciplinary actions which the Service said was in-line with the reform agenda. It said, “ACG Aminu Dahiru was dismissed for acts of serious misconduct while ACG Bashir Abubakar was compulsorily retired for acts of negligence.”
The minister further described the NCS as “Making Progress” and expressed the hope that the coming of the e-Customs will help improve NCS operations.