After the resignation of five senior Customs officers on Thursday, the service has disclosed that another 29 senior personnel have been retired saying it is part of on-going re-organization in Nigeria Customs Service.
The retirement of the 29 officers which brings the total number to 34 senior Officers retired from the service with immediate effect, was confirmed by Wale Adeniyi, Public Relations Officer, Customs.
In a statement, Adeniyi said, “The re-organization of the Service is one of the core mandates of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd).
“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, Ibrahim Mera, Musa Tahir, 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, Secretary to the Nigeria Customs Board, Victor Gbemudu, Zonal Coordinator Zone ‘A’ and Bello Liman, Assistant Comptroller-General, (Headquarters).
“The others 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.”