Customs Grant Special Promotions to 14 Officers for Exceptional Performance

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Compt Kehinde Hussain Ejibunu being decorated with his special rank of Comptroller by the Comptroller General of Customs, Wale Adeniyi (left) and Mrs Ejibunu

By DAPO OLAWUNI

The Nigeria Customs Service has said that it has granted special promotion to fourteen officers in recognition of their exceptional performance in various assigned responsibilities.

Comptroller General of Customs, Wale Adeniyi stated this at the Customs Corporate Headquarters Abuja on Thursday while decorating recently appointed Assistant Comptrollers-General (ACGs), Comptrollers, and other senior officers.

The service had announced the appointment of ACG Florence Nano Ogar-Modey and ACG Queen Ogbudu and the promotion of 2,209 senior officers.

The occasion, attended by the NCS Management Team and family members of the celebrants, marked a historic moment in the service.

Addressing the newly decorated officers, the CGC emphasized that the 2023 promotion exercise was based on outstanding performance and merit.

He charged all officers and personnel to redouble their efforts, assuring them that dedication and commitment to duty would not go unnoticed and unrewarded.

“While some of you received regular promotions today, there are others who earned special promotions due to their exceptional performance and commitment to promoting the Service,” stated the CGC.

He assured that such dedicated officers would be duly recognized and rewarded by the Management Team.

The CGC’s call on the celebrants aligns with his ongoing efforts to achieve his 3-point agenda: Consolidation, Collaboration, and Innovation, all in support of President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Manthra.

Among those newly promoted to the rank of Comptroller are TM Daniyan, F Fajana, N Isyaku, MV Umana, AC Nwobi, F Abdulquadir, HK Ejibunu, FM Ojiofor, IN Aliyu, MD Malah, EO Oshoba, JK Oladeji, E Luka, AP Daruaku, FM Ojeifor, IN Nwokorie, EJ Harrison, and others.

Recall that the breakdown of promotions includes:
– Inspector of Customs (IC) to Assistant Superintendent of Customs II (ASC II) – 348
– ASC II to ASC I – 321
– ASC I to Deputy Superintendent of Customs II (DSC) – 355
– DSC to Superintendent of Customs (SC) – 207
– SC to Chief Superintendent of Customs (CSC) – 500
– CSC to Assistant Comptroller (AC) – 333
– AC to Deputy Comptroller (DC) – 78
– DC to Customs Comptroller (CC) – 67

In his congratulatory message, the CGC urged the newly appointed and promoted officers to redouble their efforts in executing critical roles, including revenue generation, trade facilitation, and suppression of smuggling.

Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs, Queen Obudu, expressed deep appreciation in her vote of thanks, reassuring unwavering belief that the capabilities of the officers meet up to expectations.

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