Segun Oladipupo |
Newly promoted officers and men of the Western Marine Command (WMC) of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have been charged to justify their new ranks by increasing their efforts at supressing smuggling on the waterways.
Comptroller Olugbenga Peters, Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the amphibian command gave the charge on Tuesday during the decoration of some promoted officers.
Peters added that the time of compromise was over in the discharge of their duties, saying everything must be done according to the regulations of the Service. He told the 15 promoted officers that their new ranks called for additional responsibilities as their levels had changed.
“The Comptroller General of Customs have done well by promoting officer every year. There was a time that officers would be on same rank for nine years without promotion.
“Do not disappoint the management that has deemed it fit to promote you because promotion is not a right.
He admonished them to develop their skills in the core areas of the service like revenue generation, suppression of smuggling, among others
The fifteen officers decorated during the exercise include; I. Ohanyere from Assiatant Comptroller to Deputy Comptroller.
W.F Muhammed and S. O Ariyebi from Chief Superintendent of Customs to Assistant Comptroller. A. G Musa promoted from Deputy Superintendent of Customs to Superintendent of Customs.
N. Tangwa, B. H Mohammed, C. H Anugba, U. Egwuonwu, H. O Balogun all promoted from Assistant Superintendent of Customs 1 to Deputy Superintendent of Customs. A. Orji and A. A. Adeniyi were decorated as Assistant Superintendent of Customs 1 having being promoted from Assistant Superintendent of Customs 2. M. Y Dansoka, A. Salisu, E.S Edeh and S. Dimka were also decorated as Assistant Superintendent of Customs 2 after they were promoted from Inspector of Customs.
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