At a send-forth ceremony organised for a retired Deputy Comptroller-General (DCG) and Assistant Comptroller-Generals (ACGs), including the former DCG, Trade and Tariff, Julius Nwagwu; a former Zonal Coordinator, Zone ‘A’, ACG Mohammed Othman; ACG Olufemi Taylor; and ACG Sunny Okpureh, Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Alhaji Dikkko Inde Abdullahi, commended the retiring officers for their commitment to duty, noting that notable contributions had been recorded by the Service.
Abdullahi urged those still in service to continue supporting the efforts of the Customs Management, by rededicating themselves to serving the Nigeria through the Service.
Also speaking, the National President, Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Prince Olayiwola Shittu, thanked all the retiring officers for their understanding and support for ANLCA when they were active in service, hoping that in no distance time some of them will be appointed as advisers to ANLCA.
NAGAFF National President, Chief Eugene Nweke, in his remarks suggested the setting up of an alternative dispute resolution team comprising retired officers to intervene when there are differences in the cargo delivery process.
Responding on behalf of other retiring officers, Nwagwu thanked the CGC, and other officers and men of the Service for their support, during their sojourn in the Customs, noting that, through the organisation, they were able to contribute their bit to the development of Nigeria.
He promised, on behalf of others, to make themselves available whenever their services are needed.
He praised the CGC for his emphasis on a focused and sustained capacity building within the service, saying that Customs personnel have acquired so much knowledge through such trainings.
All the retired officers being sent forth were each presented with a Certificate of Meritorious Service by the CGC, many of whom received it supported by their families and other associates.
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