Customs Service appoints 6 new DCGs, 11 ACGs

By The Citizen
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The Nigeria Customs Service Board on Wednesday announced the appointment of six Deputy Comptroller-Generals (DCG) and 11 Assistant Comptroller-Generals (ACG) as part of ongoing restructuring in the service.

A statement by the Service in Abuja said that the appointment of the officers was approved by Customs Board in a meeting presided by the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

The statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of Customs, Mr Wale Adeniyi, said that the new appointments were carried out to reflect Federal Character Principle of representation in public service.

According to the statement, each of the new DCGs was appointed from each of the six geo-political zones.

'The Nigeria Customs Service Board has approved the restructuring of the Service Management. The restructuring is one of the highlights of the Board Meeting presided over by the Minister of Finance.

'Under the new arrangement, the management has been re-constituted to reflect the Federal Character Principle of representation.

'Accordingly, the new Management comprises six Deputy Comptroller-Generals, with one appointed from each of the six geo-political zones of the country,' the statement said.

The new DCGs are Ibrahim Mera from Kebbi State (North West), Gabriel Aliu from Kogi (North Central) and Tahir Musa from Yobe (North East).

Others are Chukwuma Nwosu from Enugu State (South-East), Ade Adewuyi from Oyo (South- West).

The statement said that the five DCGs would join John Atte, a serving Deputy Comptoller-General from Bayelsa (South-South), who was already on the Management Board.

Those appointed to the rank of Assistant Comptroller-General, the statement added, were  Dan Ugo from Benue, Patience Iferi from Cross River, Austin Warikoru from Bayelsa and Robert Alu from Nassarawa State.

Others in that category are Ade Dosunmu, Lagos State; Paul Ukaigwe, Imo; Ahmed Mohammed, Jigawa; Adesina Odunmbaku, Lagos State; Bello Liman from Sokoto state, Monday Abueh  from Rivers state and Ifeoma Okoli, Anambra.

The statement also said that the Board had ratified the voluntary disengagement of three Deputy Comptrollers-General, Garba Makarfi, Dr Daniel Jatau and Yinusa Saka from service.