The Nigeria Customs Service Board (NCSB) has confirmed the promotion of 2,634 officers, including the former customs spokesperson and current Vice President of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR). Adewale Adeniyi.
Adeniyi was promoted to the rank of Assistant Controller General. He is currently Commandant, Nigerian Customs Command and Staff College , Gwagwalada.
A statement by the current customs Spokesperson, Joseph Attah reads:
Nigeria Customs Service Board (NCSB) at its 52nd Regular meeting approved the appointment of Five Assistant Comptrollers General of Customs, promotion of 2,634 Officers, dismissal of One 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.
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 ACG, Emmanuel Edorhe – Zonal Coordinator, Zone ‘C’. Breakdown of the 2,634 Officers whose promotion have 1st January 2019 as effective date is as follows:
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.
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