The new comptroller general of Customs Hameed Ali has approved the retirement of 34 officers on Friday, October 30.
The Spokesperson for the Nigerian Customs Wale Adeniyi said the retirement of the officers is a part of an ongoing reorganization of the customs service.
Adeniyi said: “The re-organization of the Service is one of the core mandates of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali.”
He added that the retirement of the officers is with immediate effect.
Those affected in the retirement are five deputy comptrollers-general of customs – John Atte, Ibrahim Mera, Musa Tahir, Austin Nwosu and Akinade Adewuyi – who had earlier given notification to the Comptroller-General for voluntary disengagement from service.
Others are three assistant comptroller-general of customs – Madu Mohammed, secretary to the Nigeria Customs Board; Victor Gbemudu, zonal coordinator zone ‘A’ and Bello Liman, assistant comptroller-general (headquarters) and other officers of the rank of Comptrollers serving in customs headquarters, zonal offices and various area commands across Nigeria.
The new comptroller general of customs is among the many head of agencies and departments appointed by the President Muhammadu Buhari to help sanitize the country through his fight against corruption by public officers in Nigeria.
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