Nigeria Customs Board Appoints 5 DCGs, 8 ACGs

By Damilare Adeleye
 Bashir Adewale Adeniyi (Comptroller-General of Customs)
Bashir Adewale Adeniyi (Comptroller-General of Customs)

The Nigeria Customs Service Board (NCSB) has approved the appointments of five (5) Deputy Comptrollers-General (DCGs) and eight Assistant Comptrollers-General (ACGs) of Customs during its 59th regular meeting.

Abdullahi Maiwada, National Public Relations Officer for the Comptroller General of Customs, made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday.

It was learnt that the meeting, presided by the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Mr. Wale Edun, was held at the Nigeria Customs Service Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, May 14.

Those confirmed as Deputy Comptrollers General (DCGs) include: O.O. Peters DCG/Commander Training and Doctrine Command (rtd), B.M. Jibo as DCG Enforcement Inspection & Investigation, B.U. Nwanfor as DCG Excise, Free Trade Zone & Industrial Incentives, S.A. Bomai as DCG Commander Training and Doctrine Command, and C.K. Niagwan (DCG Tariff & Trade).

Those confirmed as Assistant Comptrollers General are B. Imam (ACG Board), A.S. Oloyede as ACG Trade & Tariff, S.K Dangaldima as ACG/Zonal Coordinator Zone ‘B’, A. Abdul Azeez as ACG/Zonal Coordinator Zone ‘D’, S.A. Yusuf as ACG Human Resource Development, N.P. Umoh as ACG Training and Doctrine Command, C.O Obih as ACG/Zonal Coordinator Zone ‘C’ and S. Chiroma as ACG Strategic Research and Policy.

“The new appointments were made to fill the vacancies created by some senior officers who recently retired from the Service. The principles of federal character, seniority and merit guided the appointments approved by the Board.

“These appointments are a testament to the officers’ exemplary services and dedication to the Nigeria Customs Service. The NCSB remains committed to providing strategic leadership to ensure effective and efficient service delivery for optimum performance.

“While thanking the retired members of the management for their meritorious services, the Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, congratulated the newly confirmed officers and charged them to redouble their efforts to ensure the service attains greater heights in its mandates of revenue generation, suppression of smuggling and trade facilitation amongst others,” Maiwada added.