Customs Appoints 5 ACGs, Promote 2634 Officers

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Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed

By Kenneth Jukpor

Over 2600 officers including five Assistant Comptroller Generals have just been promoted by the Nigeria Customs Service Board (NCSB) at its 52nd Regular meeting.

 

The spokesman of the Customs Service, Mr. Joseph Attah revealed the appointment of Five (5) Assistant Comptrollers General of Customs, promotion of 2,634 Officers, dismissal of One (1) ACG and compulsory retirement of another ACG.

According to the press release signed by Attah, 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 are: ACG, Mohammed Boyi – Training and Coordination, ACG, Adewale Adeniyi – Commandant C&SC Gwagwalada, ACG, Jack Ajoku – Strategic Research and Policy, ACG, Olakunle Oyeleke – Doctrine, Development and Administration, ACG, Emmanuel Edorhe – Zonal Coordinator, Zone ‘C’.

Breakdown of the 2,634 Officers whose promotion have 1st January 2019 as effective date include; 37 Deputy Comptrollers to Comptrollers of Customs, 10 Assistant Comptrollers of Customs to Deputy Comptrollers, 138 Chief Superintendent of Customs to Assistant Comptrollers.

 

Others are; 93 Superintendent of Customs to Chief Superintendent of Customs, 93 Deputy Superintendent of Customs to Superintendent of Customs, 1224 Assistant Superintendent of Customs I to Deputy Superintendent of Customs, 475 Assistant Superintendent of Customs II to Assistant Superintendent of Customs I and 464 Inspector of Customs to Assistant Superintendent of Customs II.

The report also noted that 205 out of the 2,634 are Support Staff 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.

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