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Customs retires 34 officers

The Nigeria
Customs Service (NCS) on Friday announced the retirement of 34 of its officers.
A statement by the Public
Relations Officer of the NCS, Mr Wale Adeniyi, said the retirement was part of
the re-organisation in the service.

He said the retirement of the
affected officers was with immediate effect.
“As part of the ongoing
re-organisation in Nigeria Customs Service, 34 Senior Officers have been
retired from Service with immediate effect.
“The re-organisation of the
service is one of the core mandates of the Comptroller-General of Customs,
retired Col. Hameed Ali,’’ the statement read.
He said those affected were five
Deputy Comptrollers-General of Customs (DC-Gs) who had earlier given
notification to the Comptroller-General for voluntary disengagement.
They are John Atte, Ibrahim Mera,
Musa Tahir, Austin Nwosu and Akinade Adewuyi.
Adeniyi said the three Assistant
Comptrollers-General involved are Madu Mohammed, Secretary to the Nigeria
Customs Board, Victor Gbemudu, Zonal Coordinator Zone ‘A’ and Bello Liman,
Assistant Comptroller-General (Headquarters).
Others are Comptrollers serving in
Customs Headquarters, Zonal Offices and various Area Commands.
The statement quoted Ali as
saying that the retirements were part of measures to kick-start the
repositioning of the service for improved performance. 

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