The Nigeria Customs Service Board (NCSB) at its 52nd Regular meeting approved 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.
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 ginger and move the Service forward in-terms of manpower and operations.
The new Assistant Comptrollers General of Customs are: ACG, Mohammed Boyi – Doctrine Development;
ACG, Adewale Adeniyi – Commandant C&SC Gwagwalada; ACG, Jack Ajoku – Strategic Research and Policy; ACG, Olakunle Oyeleke – Training and Coordination; and ACG, Elton 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.
Others are; 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, while 205 out of the 2,634 are Support Staff who also enjoyed promotion to various ranks.
According to the NCS Public Relations Officer, DC, Joseph Attah, 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.