The Board of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has ratified the appointment of five new Assistant Comptrollers-General, as well as the promotion of 2,634 officers, effect from January 1, 2019.
It equally dismissed ACG Aminu Dahiru for “act of serious misconduct,” while ACG Bashir Abubakar was compulsorily retired for “act of negligence,” according to a statement by the Customs Public Relations Officer, Mr. Joseph Attah.
Explaining the development, the board, led by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said the exercise was part of the reforms in the agency and “meant to ginger and move the service forward in terms of manpower and operations.”
The new ACGs and the postings are: Mohammed Boyi (Doctrine Development), Adewale Adeniyi (Commandant C&SC, Gwagwalada), Jack Ajoku (Strategic Research and Policy), Olakunle Oyeleke (Training and Coordination), and Elton Edorhe (Zonal Coordinator, Zone ‘C’).
A breakdown of the 2,634 promoted officers includes the following: 37 Deputy Comptrollers 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.
Others are 93 Deputy Superintendent of Customs to Superintendent of Customs, 1,224 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, while 205 of the 2,634 are support staff, who were also promoted to various ranks.