Northern group faults Customs’ promotion policy

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The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has faulted the promotion policy in the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

The group alleged that the promotion policy in the Customs was laced with injustice and needed to be addressed immediately.

AYCF National President, Yerima Shettima, in a statement on Sunday, described the promotion criteria for Customs officials, which he claimed favours personnel employed between “2009 and 2015” as “illegitimate”.

“We gathered that the plan in the offing is to exclusively promote personnel who joined the service between the year 2009 and 2015. This is bad enough because there are personnel of the service who have been for the past 30 years (sic). The action of the service is now predicated on the pedestrian argument that there has been no fresh recruitment into the service between 1992 and 1994, up until 2009 when the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan lifted the embargo,” he said.

The group called on the Customs management to review the planned promotion exercise to ensure equity and fairness to all personnel



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