The Nigeria Customs Service has disengaged 34 Senior Officers with Immediate effect
In a exclusive statement sent to SKYTREND NEWS and signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Service, Mr Wale Adeniyi, the lay off is part of on-going re-organization in Nigeria Customs Service.
The statement said “34 Senior Officers have been retired from Service 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).”
According to the statement, “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.
We first reported yesterday that five Deputy Comptroller-General (DCG) in a one-page letter jointly signed by all of them were all unanimously and voluntarily resigning from the service of the Nigeria Customs Service having risen to the position of Deputy Comptroller-General.