By Ambrose Okehi
|Nigeria Customs Service Board (NCSB) has dismissed one Assistant Comptroller General of Customs (ACG), ACG Aminu Dahiru. He was dismissed for a serious misconduct while ACG Bashir Abubakar was compulsorily retired for an act of official negligence.|
Also 2,634 were promoted and out of this figure, 205 who were Support Staff of the service.
The five newly promoted ACGs whose promotions were approved by the board include ACG, Mohammed Boyi who will man Doctrine and Development, ACG, Adewale Adeniyi who will now be in charge of Customs and Staff College, Gwagwalada as the Commandant of the College. Another promoted ACG is ACG Jack Ajoku for Strategy Research and Policy, others are ACG, Olakunle Oyeleke as ACG Training and Coordinator and ACG, Eltol Edorhe who will now be in charge of Zonal Coordinator, Zone ‘C’.
The breakdown of 2,634 Officers, according to a statement from the headquarters of the NCS, as signed by DC, Joseph Attach, shows that the 2,634 Officers who were newly promoted will take effect from January 1, 2019 and they include: 37 Deputy Comptrollers, Assistant Comptrollers of Customs, CG, 110 Assistant Comptrollers of Customs to Deputy Comptrollers, 138 Chief Superintendent of Customs to Assistant Comptrollers, 93 Deputy Superintendent of Customs to Superintendent of Customs, 1224 Assistant Superintendent of Customs 1 to Deputy Superintendent of Customs. Others are 475 Assistant Superintendent of Customs 11 to Assistant Superintendent of Customs 1, and 464 Inspector of Customs to Assistant Superintendent of Customs.
The were part of the decisions that were taken at board’s 52nd Regular meeting of the board.
Hon. 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.
Equally, the Hon. Minister described the NCS as “Making Progress” and expressed the hope that the coming of the e-Customs will help improve NCS operations.