Customs appoints Edorhe, Adeniyi, 5 others as DCGs

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Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service.


Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali, has announced the appointment of seven new Deputies Comptroller-General of Customs. Two of the new DCGs are substantive while five were appointed in acting capacities. 

A statement by the National Public Relations Officer, Compt. Timi Bomodi, issued in Abuja on Thursday, listed the two substantive DCGs as E.I. Edorhe (Finance, Admin & Technical Service) and H.K. Gummi (Tariff and Trade). 

The five new acting DCGs include former Customs spokesman, Adewale Adeniyi who is now the acting DCG in charge of Strategic Research and Policy; M. Abba-Kura (Enforcement Inspection & Investigation), A.G. Saidu (Human Resource Development), J.P. Njoku (Excise, Free Trade Zone & Industrial Incentives) and G.A. Itotoh (Training and Doctrine Command).  

Until his appointment, Adeniyi, who served as Customs spokesman until 2017, was an Assistant Comptroller-General and Commandant of the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja.

The statement also announced the appointment 13 new acting Assistants Comptrollers-General of Customs. They included O. Peters (Zonal Coordinator Zone D), A.I. Alfa (Strategic Research and Policy), H.J. Swomen (Excise, Free Trade Zone & Industrial Incentives), K.C. Egwuh (Training and Doctrine Command), M.B.A. Musa (Trade and Tariff), A. Dappa-Williams (Enforcement, Inspection & Investigation), and M.B. Jibo (Headquarters).

The others are A. Hamisu (Commandant Staff and Command College), Y. Salihu Finance & Admin), M.I. Yusuf (ICT/Modernisation), S.A. Bomai (Board), C.K. Niagwan (Finance, Admin & Technical Service), and K.I. Adeola (Training and Doctrine Command).

The Customs Comptroller-General was quoted in the statement as charging the newly appointed officers to double their efforts in ensuring the Service achieves greater heights in its mandates of revenue generation, suppression of smuggling and trade facilitation.

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