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Customs dismisses, retires ACGs – The Nation Nigeria

 Muyiwa Lucas


THE Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has dismissed an Assistant Comptroller Common of Customs (ACG), Aminu Dahiru, and compulsorily retired one other ACG, Bashir Abubakar, for what it referred to as “act of negligence”.

In an announcement on behalf of the Customs Comptroller Common (CG), Col. Hammed Ali (retd.), NCS Nationwide Public Relations Officer, Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah mentioned the motion, authorised by the board, was in step with the reform agenda of the service.

Though the assertion was silent on the offences that led to the dismissal of Abubakar and Dahiru, it mentioned they had been discovered culpable by a Disciplinary Committee a couple of month in the past for alleged official misconducts.

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Whereas Dahiru was dismissed for alleged complicity in a botched smuggling of 295 vans of petroleum merchandise final December whereas serving below the Joint Safety Border Patrol, Abubakar was allegedly ordered a botched raid on the warehouse of a distinguished native rice supplier whereas trying to find imported rice in Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s residence city. About two years in the past, Abubakar was celebrated by the NCS for rejecting a $412,000 bribe from Tramadol traffickers.

Additionally, the NCS Board authorised the appointment of 5 ACGs and promotion of two,634 officers.

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Finance, Price range and Nationwide Planning Minister, who can be the Chairman of NCS Board, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, presided over the assembly the place the approvals had been made.

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She mentioned selections taken through the assembly had been meant to ginger and enhance the NCS in its manpower and operations.

The two,634 officers, whose promotion had January 1, 2019 as efficient date, embody 37 Deputy Comptrollers to Comptrollers of Customs; 110 Assistant Comptrollers of Customs to Deputy Comptrollers; 138 Chief Superintendent of Customs to Assistant Comptrollers and 93 Superintendent of Customs to Chief Superintendent of Customs.

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Others are: 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 and 464 Inspector of Customs to Assistant Superintendent of Customs II.

About 205 of these promoted are “Assist Employees”.

Mrs. Ahmed described the NCS as “making progress” and hoped that the approaching of the e-Customs will assist to enhance NCS operations.


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