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