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Customs explains mass retirement of officers

02 November 2015, 12:08Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The Nigeria Customs Service said the retirement of more than 30 senior officers was part of plans to enhance the organisation’s realignment.

As part of on-going re-organization in the service, 34 Senior Officers have been retired with immediate effect.

“The re-organization of the Service is one of the core mandates of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd),” said Wale Adeniyi, the service’s Public Relations Officer.

Those affected in the retirement exercise are five Deputy Comptrollers-General of Customs (DCGs) who had earlier given notification to the Comptroller-General for voluntary disengagement.

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They are John Atte MFR, Ibrahim Mera OON, Musa Tahir mni, Austin Nwosu and Akinade Adewuyi.

Three others, of the rank of Assistant Comptroller-General were also affected in the re-organization exercise.

They are Madu Mohammed ,Secretary to the Nigeria Customs Board, Victor Gbemudu, Zonal Coordinator Zone ‘A’ and Bello Liman, Assistant Comptroller-General (Headquarters).

The rest are of the rank of Comptrollers serving in Customs Headquarters, Zonal Offices and various Areas.

“The Comptroller-General of Customs stated that the retirements were part of measures to kick-start the repositioning of the Service for improved performance,” said Adeniyi.

- CAJ News


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