The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) has approved the appointment of Six (6) acting Deputy Comptrollers-General of Customs in the on-going re-organisation in the Service.
According to a release signed by the National Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the service, Wale Adeniyi, a copy which was obtained by Primetime Reporters, the six (6) Officers, who were of the rank of Assistant Comptroller-General, would occupy the positions of Deputy-Comptrollers-General in acting capacity.
Those appointed are: ACG Idris Suleiman (Finance Administration and Technical Service), ACG Iya Umar (Tariff and Trade), ACG Dan Ugo (Enforcement Investigation and Inspection), ACG Grace Adeyemo (Excise, FTZ & Industrial Incentive), ACG Austin Warikoru (Human Resource Development) and ACG Paul Ukaigwe (Strategic Research and Policy).
Adeniyi also said that eight (8) Comptrollers were similarly announced to occupy the positions of Assistant Comptrollers-General created in the exercise. They were also to occupy the new offices in acting capacity.
These included: Comptroller Umar Sanusi mni (ACG Headquarters), Comptroller Funsho Adegoke (ACG ICT), Comptroller Mohammed Abbas mni (ACG Board), Comptroller Olatunji Aremu mni (Command & Staff College), Comptroller Charles Edike (Zonal Coordinator Zone ‘A’), Comptroller Abubakar Dangaladima (Zonal Coordinator Zone ‘B’), Comptroller Azarema Abdulkadir (Zonal Coordinator Zone ‘C’) and Comptroller Chidi Augustine (Zonal Coordinator Zone ‘D’).
“Seven Officers are equally redeployed in the new exercise. They are: ACG Adesina Odunmbaku (Finance and Technical Service), ACG Robert Alu (Tariff and Trade), ACG Ade Dosumu (Enforcement and Drugs), ACG Monday Abueh mni (Excise & Industrial Incentive), ACG Ahmed Mohammed mni (Human Resource Management), ACG Patience Iferi (Strategic Research and Policy) and Comptroller Aminu Abba (Technical Services)”.
“The changes take immediate effect. The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali urged the newly – appointed Officers to redouble their efforts to justify their new responsibilities”, Wale said.
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