By Innocent Orok
The Nigeria Customs Service Board (NCSB) at its 52nd Regular meeting approved the appointment of five Assistant Comptrollers General of Customs, promotion of 2,634 Officers, dismissal of One ACG and compulsory retirement of another ACG.
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.
According to a press statement issued by the National Public Relations Officer of the NCS, Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah, the new Assistant Comptrollers General of Customs are ACG, Mohammed Boyi in charge of Doctrine Development, ACG, Adewale Adeniyi, Commandant C&SC Gwagwalada, ACG Jack Njoku, Strategic Research and Policy, ACG, Olakunle Oyeleke, Training and Coordination and ACG, Elton Edorhe who is the Zonal Coordinator, Zone ‘C’ of the Service.
The breakdown of the 2,634 Officers whose promotion have been backdated to 1st January 2019 as effective date is as follows: Those promoted from Deputy Comptrollers (DC) to Comptrollers of Customs 37, Assistant Comptrollers of Customs (AC) to Deputy Comptrollers (DCs)110, Chief Superintendent of Customs ( CSC) to Assistant Comptrollers (ACs) 138 and Superintendent of Customs (SC) to Chief Superintendent of Customs (CSCs) 93.
Others are Deputy Superintendent of Customs (DSP) to Superintendent of Customs (SCs) 93, Assistant Superintendent of Customs( ASC I) to Deputy Superintendent of Customs (DSP) 1224, Assistant Superintendent of Customs II to Assistant Superintendent of Customs I, 475, Inspector of Customs to Assistant Superintendent of Customs II ,464 and 205 out of the 2,634 are Support Staff who also enjoyed promotion to various ranks.
The statement further said that inline with the reform agenda, the Board took some disciplinary actions against two Senior Officers. ACG Aminu Dahiru who 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.