By Innocent Orok
The Customs Area Controller of the Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS),Comptroller Olugboyega Peters has said that the newly promoted Senior Officers in his Command have to justify their promotions as its comes with additional responsibilities.
Peters said this yesterday during the decoration of fifteen officers of the command with their various ranks reminding them that promotion is a thing of joy and that much is expected of them with their new ranks saying ” To whom much is given, much is expected “.
He commended the Comptroller General, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) and his management team for making sure Officers and Men of the Service are now benefiting from regular promotions every year. ” Under Ali, our promotions is regular, unlike when officers will spend up to nine years in a rank. The Ali management is really boosting the morals of officers with regular promotions “.
He called on the promoted officers not to dissapiont the Service as according to him, promotion is not a right, but a privilege.
Among the Officers promoted to their new ranks were a Deputy Comptroller (DC) I. Ohanyere, two Assistant Comptrollers ( ACs) W.F Mohammed and S.O Ariyibi and a Superintendent of Customs (SC) A.G Musa.
Others promoted were five Deputy Superintendent of Customs ( DSCs), which includes the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Command, Emmanuel Tangwa, two Assistant Superintendent of Customs (ASC I) and four Assistant Superintendent of Customs ( ASC II), which includes S.Dimka and E.S Edeh.
It could be recalled that the NCSB has recently approved the promotions of over 2,600 Senior Officers of the Service which includes five ACGs, Comptrollers, Deputy Comptrollers, Assistant Comptrollers among other senior officer’s ranks.
The promoted officers were backdated to January 2019 as their promotion dates.