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Customs retires 34 top officiers


Barely 24 hours after 5 Deputy Comptroller Generals unanimously tendered their resignation, the Nigerian Customs Service have announced the immediate retirement of some other officers.

A statement by the Public Relations officer of the Nigeria Customs Service Wale Adeniyi, said the retirement is one of the core mandates of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) pictured above.

The statement in part reads

"Those affected in the exercise are five Deputy Comptrollers-General of Customs (DCGs) who have earlier given notification to the Comptroller-General for voluntary disengagement. 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 are also affected in the re-organization exercise. They are Madu Mohammed mni, 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 Area Commands. The Comptroller-General of Customs stated that the retirements were part of measures to kick-start the repositioning of the Service for improved performance".

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