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Customs appoints 3 officers, redeploys 8 to reposition Service for greater efficiency

Col. Hammed Ali Rtd, Comptroller General, Nigerian Customs Service
By Suzzy Tolofari

The Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), retired Col. Hameed Ali has approved the appointment of three officers in acting capacity, and redeployed eight to reposition the Service for greater efficiency in 2018.

Ali announced this in a statement signed by the Service Public Relations Officer, Mr Joseph Attah on Tuesday in Abuja.

Attah said that the officers appointed in acting capacities are Assistant Comptroller-General (ACG), Talatu Isa, as the new Deputy Comptroller-General (DCG) in charge of Tariff and Trade.

He listed other officers appointed in acting capacity to include Comptroller Amajam Bukar as Ag ACG, Enforcement, Investigation and Inspection and Comptroller David Chikan as Ag ACG, Human Resources and Development.

“On the heel of eventful 2017 characterised by high revenue collection and spectacular seizures, the CGC has approved the appointment of three officers in acting capacities and redeployed eight officers to reposition the Service for greater efficiency in 2018,’’ Attah said.

Attah said that the officers redeployed include, DCG Chidi Augustine, who was moved from Excise, Industrial, Incentives and Free Trade Zone (E,I,I and FTZ) to Strategic Research and Policy (SR and P), while DCG Iferi Patience was redeployed from SRP to (E,I,I and FTZ).

ACG Sarki-Umar Folasade was redeployed from E,I,I and FTZ to SR and P, while ACG Fatade Aderenle was moved from Zone D Headquarters to E,I,I and FTZ, and ACG Enwereuzor Frances, moved from SR and P to Zone D Headquarters.

Others affected by the redeployment are Comptroller Azarema Ahmed from Coordinator CGC’s Compliance Team to Federal Operations Unit Zone C, while Comptroller Odibu Christopher from Ikorodu Lighter Terminal to Oyo/Osun Command.

Deputy Comptroller Adeniran was moved from E,I and I to Ikorodu Lighter Terminal.

Attah said that the CGC charged the officers to see their appointments and redeployment as opportunities to contribute their best toward consolidating the gains of the ongoing reforms in the Service.

According to him, the CGC expressed the hope that the Service in 2018 will contribute more toward the course of nation building.

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