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Customs dismisses, retires ACGs, promote 2,634


Muyiwa Lucas


The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Wednesday introduced the dismissal of an Assistant Comptroller Basic of Customs (ACG) Aminu Dahiru and in addition compulsorily retired one other ACG, Bashir Abubakar, for what the service termed “act of negligence.”

In an announcement signed on behalf of the Customs Comptroller Basic Hammed Ali, by the Service’s Nationwide Public Relations Officer, Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah, and made out there to newsmen, the NCS defined that the motion, authorised by its Board, is in-line with the reform agenda within the service.

Though the assertion was silent on the offences main as much as the dismissal, the 2 senior officers, Abubakar and Dahiru, had been a few month in the past discovered culpable by a Disciplinary Committee arrange by the Customs to analyze the affected officers over alleged official misconducts.

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Whereas Dahiru was dismissed for an alleged complicity in a botched smuggling of 295 vans of petroleum merchandise someday in December 2019, whereas serving beneath the Joint Safety Border Patrol, Abubakar on his half, was alleged to have maliciously ordered a botched raid on a warehouse of a distinguished native rice vendor whereas looking for imported rice in Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s residence city. Apparently, nearly two years in the past, was celebrated by the Service for rejecting a $412,000 bribe from Tramadol drug traffickers.

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In comparable vein, the NCS Board (NCSB) additionally authorised the appointment of 5 ACGs and promotion of two,634 Officers. The Minister of Finance, Finances and Nationwide Planning and Chairman, NCS Board, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, who presided over the assembly mentioned selections taken in the course of the assembly had been meant to ginger and transfer the Service ahead in-terms of manpower and operations.

A breakdown of the two,634 Officers whose promotion have 1st January 2019 as efficient date contains 37 Deputy Comptrollers to Comptrollers of Customs; 110 Assistant Comptrollers of Customs to Deputy Comptrollers; 138 Chief Superintendent of Customs to Assistant Comptrollers; 93 Superintendent of Customs to Chief Superintendent of Customs; 93 Deputy Superintendent of Customs to Superintendent of Customs; 1, 224 Assistant Superintendent of Customs I to Deputy Superintendent of Customs; 475 Assistant Superintendent of Customs II to Assistant Superintendent of Customs I; 464 Inspector of Customs to Assistant Superintendent of Customs II.  About 205 of these promoted are “Assist Workers”.

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Ahmed described the NCS as “Making Progress” and expressed the hope that the approaching of the e-Customs will assist enhance NCS operations.


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