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Major purge:Customs retires 34 senior officers
Col Hammed Ali Rtd, Customs boss

Major purge:Customs retires 34 senior officers

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Friday announced the exit of 34 senior offices in the first major purge since the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) took office a few weeks back.

Those eased out from the service include five Deputy Comptrollers-General of Customs (DCGs) who Thursday gave notification of their voluntary retirement. They are John Atte MFR, Ibrahim Mera OON, Musa Tahir mni, Austin Nwosu and Akinade Adewuyi, Customs Public Relations Officer, Mr. Wale Adeniyi said in a statement.

“Three others, of the rank of Assistant Comptroller-General are also affected in the re-organisation exercise. They are Madu Mohammed mni, Secretary to the Nigeria Customs Board, Victor Gbemudu, Zonal Coordinator Zone ‘A’ and Bello Liman, Assistant Comptroller-General, (Headquarters). The rest 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,” the statement added.

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