Customs Dismisses Top Chief, Confirms Promotion of 2,634 Officers


The Nigeria Customs Service has confirmed the dismissal of one Assistant Comptroller General (ACG) compulsory retirement of another, as well as promotion of 2,634 officers.

In a statement signed by its National Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah, a Deputy Comptroller, the Nigeria Customs Service Board (NCSB) confirmed these at its 52nd Regular meeting recently.

The service equally approved the appointment of Five (5) Assistant Comptrollers General of Customs.

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 according to Attah are: ACG, Mohammed Boyi in charge of Training and Coordination, ACG, Adewale Adeniyi, Commandant C&SC Gwagwalada.

Others are ACG, Jack Ajoku at Strategic Research and Policy, ACG, Olakunle Oyeleke in charge of Doctrine, Development and Administration, as well as ACG, Emmanuel Edorhe in charge of Zonal Coordinator, Zone ‘C’

Breakdown of the 2,634 Officers whose promotion have 1st January 2019 as effective date is as follows:
37 Deputy Comptrollers promoted to Comptrollers of Customs, 110 Assistant Comptrollers of Customs to Deputy Comptrollers, 138 Chief Superintendent of Customs to Assistant Comptrollers and 93
Superintendent of Customs to Chief Superintendent of Customs.

Deputy Superintendent of Customs to Superintendent of Customs are 93 in number, Assistant Superintendent of Customs I to Deputy Superintendent of Customs are 1224, Assistant Superintendent of Customs II to Assistant Superintendent of Customs I are 475 while Inspector of Customs to Assistant Superintendent of Customs are 464 in number.

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” Attah stated

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