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Customs appoints new Deputy Comptrollers-General, others

In a move meant at steadying the ship, The Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ali, has approved the appointment of six acting Deputy Comptrollers-General (DCGs) and eight Assistant Comptrollers-General (ACGs) in what the service described as ongoing re-organisation exercise. A Monday statement by the Customs Public Relations Officer, Mr. Wale Adeniyi, said the six serving Assistant Comptrollers-General would act ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Shocker in Customs: All five Deputy Comptrollers resign

In what has been described as unprecedented, all five deputy Comptrollers-General of Customs (DCGs) yesterday resigned from service. The affected DCGs, A.J Atte, T.A Musa, I.M Mera, A.C Nwosu and A.A Adewuyi, in a signed letter, said having attained the pinnacle of their careers, it was time to leave. However, in the letter sighted from an online source, DCG Adewuyi ... Read More »

Policy somersault: Customs lifts ban on rice

In want industry experts have called a complete policy somersault and victory for the Rice Mafia, the Comptroller-general of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (retd), has ordered the immediate removal of rice from import restriction list and the re-introduction of import duty payment at land borders. The public relations officer of Customs, Mr Wale Adeniyi, who made this known in an ... Read More »

Customs seize 95.7m bullet proof Camry, other items

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Zone C, Owerri, has intercepted a 2015 model bullet proof Toyota Camry without the end user certificate. The vehicle is valued at N95.7 million. Also, a total of 100 vehicles and other contrabands valued at N346, 347,568, with fake documents were impounded along Benin express-way, Agbor-Asaba axis and Aba/Owerri highway in the last four days. ... Read More »

Why I went on voluntary retirement-Customs boss, Abdullahi Dikko Inde

  The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko Inde has revealed that he went on voluntary retirement to allow the young ones in the agency prove their mettle. Speaking to Correspondents yesterday at the State House after a meeting with the President, Mr Dikko in giving reason for his decision to leave noted “The time I’m leaving is ... Read More »