Customs retires 29 more senior officers, bringing total to 34

In addition to the five Deputies Comptroller General of Customs who were said to have voluntarily handed in their resignation yesterday, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) today announced the compulsory retirement of additional 29 senior officers, bringing the number to 34.

Customs image maker, Wale Adeniyi who disclosed this in a press statement today, said the retirement was “part of on-going re-organization in Nigeria Customs Service”.

“The re-organization of the Service is one of the core mandates of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd),” Adeniyi said.

The retired Deputy Comptrollers-General of Customs (DCGs) who have earlier given notification to the Comptroller-General for voluntary disengagement were John Atte, Ibrahim Mera, Musa Tahir, Austin Nwosu and Akinade Adewuyi.
He said, “Three others, of the rank of Assistants Comptroller-General are also affected in the re-organization exercise. They are Madu Mohammed mni, Secretary to the Nigeria Customs Board, Victor Gbemudu, Zonal Coordinator Zone ‘A’ and Bello Liman, Assistant Comptroller-General, (Headquarters). The rest are of the rank of Comptrollers serving in Customs Headquarters, Zonal Offices and various Area Commands.”

Adeniyi quoted the Customs Comptroller-General as saying that “the retirements were part of measures to kick-start the repositioning of the Service for improved performance”. 

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