The Nigeria Customs Service Board (NCSB) yesterday approved the dismissal of Assistant Comptroller General (ACG) Aminu Dahiru over gross misconduct while ACG Bashir Abubakar was compulsorily retired for act of negligence.
In a press statement by the National Public Relation Officer of the Service, Joseph Attah, the board also approved the promotion of five Comptroller of Customs to the rank of Assistant Comptroller General of Customs.
According to him, the appointment, retirement and dismissal were ratified at the board’s 52nd Regular meeting chaired by the Minister of Finance and National Planning, Hajia Zainab Ahmed.
It approved the appointment of Five (5) Assistant Comptrollers General of Customs, promotion of 2,634 Officers, dismissal of One (1) ACG and compulsory retirement of another ACG.
The statement reads, “Nigeria Customs Service Board (NCSB) at its 52nd Regular meeting approved the appointment of Five (5) Assistant Comptrollers General of Customs, promotion of 2,634 Officers, dismissal of One (1) ACG and compulsory retirement of another ACG.
“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.”
According to Attah, the former Public Relations Officer of the service, Wale Adeniyo was promoted to the rank of ACG.
“The new Assistant Comptrollers General of Customs are, ACG, Mohammed Boyi – Training and Coordination; ACG, Adewale Adeniyi – Commandant C&SC Gwagwalada; ACG, Jack Ajoku – Strategic Research and Policy; ACG, Olakunle Oyeleke – Doctrine, Development and Administration and ACG Elton Edorhe – Zonal Coordinator, Zone ‘C’.
Attah also gave a breakdown of 2,634 Officers whose promotion had 1st January 2019 as effective date.
“Deputy Comptrollers to Comptrollers of Customs = 37; Assistant Comptrollers of Customs to Deputy Comptrollers = 110; Chief Superintendent of Customs to Assistant Comptrollers = 138; Superintendent of Customs to Chief Superintendent of Customs = 93; Deputy Superintendent of Customs to Superintendent of Customs = 93.
Others are, Assistant Superintendent of Customs I to Deputy Superintendent of Customs = 1224; Assistant Superintendent of Customs II to Assistant Superintendent of Customs I = 475 and Inspector of Customs to Assistant Superintendent of Customs II = 464
“205 out of the 2,634 are Support Staff who also enjoyed promotion to various ranks.”
Announcing the retirement and dismissal of the two senior officers, Attah said the minister confirmed it was inline with the reform of the service.
“In-line with the reform agenda, the Board took some disciplinary actions against two Senior Officers. ACG Aminu Dahiru was dismissed for act of serious misconduct while ACG Bashir Abubakar was compulsorily retired for act of negligence.
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.”
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