The Nigeria Customs Service has approved the appointment of five Assistant Comptrollers General of Customs, promotion of 2, 634 officers, dismissed one ACG and compulsory retirement of another ACG.
The decision was taken during the 52nd regular meeting of the Nigeria Customs Service Board (NCSB).
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 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 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
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.