The Nigeria Customs Service Board (NCSB) at its 52nd Regular meeting recently, approved the appointment of Five Assistant Comptrollers General of Customs, promotion of 2,634 Officers, dismissal of 1 ACG and compulsory retirement of another ACG.

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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.

The new Assistant Comptrollers General are:

  • ACG, Mohammed Boyi – Doctrine Development
  • ACG, Adewale Adeniyi – Commandant C&SC Gwagwalada
  • ACG, Jack Ajoku – Strategic Research and Policy
  • ACG, Olakunle Oyeleke – Training and Coordination
  • ACG, Elton Edorhe – Zonal Coordinator, Zone ‘C’

Breakdown of the 2,634 Officers whose promotion took effect from January 1, 2019, as the 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
  • Assistant Superintendent of Customs I to Deputy Superintendent of Customs = 1224
  • Assistant Superintendent of Customs II to Assistant Superintendent of Customs I = 475
  • 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.

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In-line with the reform agenda, the Board took some disciplinary actions against two Senior Officers. ACG Aminu Dahiru was dismissed for the act of serious misconduct while ACG Bashir Abubakar was compulsorily retired for the 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.