The Nigeria Customs Service Board has approved the appointment of a Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs (DCG), three Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs (ACG), as well as the promotion of 2,508 officers to various ranks.
The DCG and ACGs were subsequently appointed as members of the management of the Service.
They are DCG David Chikan, ACG Kashim Ajiya, ACG Dinatu Umaru, and ACG Yusuf Bashar.
Notable in the promotion is the elevation of Deputy Comptrollers A.D. Sanusi, U.S. Buhari, and A.I. Alfa among others to the rank of Comptroller.
The Comptroller-General of Customs, Colonel Hameed Ali (Rtd), congratulated the new members of management and the promoted officers.
He also asked them to see their elevations as a call to greater responsibilities and urged them to double their efforts to consolidate on the gains of the ongoing Service reforms.
According to a statement dated November 20 by the Public Relations Officer of Customs, Mr Joseph Attah, the promotion took effect from January 1, 2018.
A breakdown of the promotion showed that 30 officers were promoted from Deputy Comptroller to Comptroller of Customs, 115 from Assistant Comptroller to Deputy Comptroller, while 145 were elevated from Chief Superintendent of Customs to Assistant Comptroller.
Forty-three officers were also promoted from Superintendent to Chief Superintendent, 117 officers from Deputy Superintendent to Superintendent, and 565 officers from Assistant Superintendent I to Deputy Superintendent.
The Board promoted 998 officers from Superintendent of Customs II to Assistant Superintendent of Customs I, as well as 505 personnel from Inspector of Customs to Assistant Superintendent of Customs II.