The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Media guru, Wale Adeniyi and four others have been appointed Assistant Comptrollers- General (ACG) of Customs, even as Customs Service Board (NCSB) approves the promotion of 2,634 Officers.
The Customs National Spokesman and image-maker, Mr Joseph Attah confirmed this in Abuja on Wednesday, saying the newly appointed ACG of Customs were Mohammed Boyi, Training and Coordination; Adewale Adeniyi, Commandant Customs and Staff College (C&SC) Gwagwalada; and Jack Ajoku, Strategic Research and Policy.
The others were Olakunle Oyeleke, Doctrine, Development and Administration; and Emmanuel Edorhe, Zonal Coordinator, Zone ‘C.
Attah further disclosed that the board also approved the dismissal of ACG Aminu Dahiru for serious misconduct, while ACG Bashir Abubakar got compulsory retirement for the act of negligence.
The spokesperson said the disciplinary actions against the two senior officers were in-line with the reform agenda being carried out in the service.
Attah quoted the board Chairman and also the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed as saying “the decisions taken during the meeting were meant to ginger and move the service forward in-terms of manpower and operations.
“NCS is Making progress and I am optimistic that the coming of the e-Customs will help improve NCS operations,” Ahmed said.
It would be recalled that Wale Adeniyi had a stint at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport MMA, Lagos, as Customs Area Controller, during which MMA Command intercepted a whopping sum of It was so historical and symbolic, that an elated Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), cut short his busy schedule and rushed to Lagos to read the riot act to travelers, to stress the importance of honest declaration of cash in transit, noting that the Customs at the MMIA had acted on credible information, as it swooped, at about 1200 hrs on 16 January 2020, to intercept the over N2bn at the ‘E‘ wing of the tarmac.$8,065,612 (about N2.9bn) at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport.
Such mind-boggling seizure was never at the MMA Command. Such had never been made ever since.