CGC Col Hammed Ali(Rtd)

By Sandra Chukwunyere

The Nigeria Customs Service Board (NCSB) has approved the appointment of five Assistant Comptroller General of Customs, promotion of 2,634 Officers, dismissed one serving Assistant Comptroller General of Customs (ACG) from the service while compulsorily retired another ACG.
In a release signed by the National Public Relations Officer, Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah of the agency, noted that, these decisions were part of the outcome of the Customs Board’s 52nd Regular meeting held recently.
The Honourable 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 Co ordination 
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* 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
205 out of the 2,634 are Support Staff who also enjoyed promotion to various ranks.
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 would help improve NCS operations.             

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