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Nig Custom Service says vacuum of the resigned officers will not be felt

custom logoFollowing the voluntary resignation of about 35 top officers of customs, the Nigeria Customs Service has said that the wind of retirements currently blowing through the organisation would not affect its efficiency and its overall operations.
Mr. Wale Adeniyi, the Public Relations Officer of the Service stated that the level of cooperation within the organisation would make it difficult to feel the absence of the retired officers.
According to him “There is no doubt reorganisation of this magnitude may come with some initial problems. However, we have walked this route before. I believe we will readjust and take on the challenges the change process may bring.
Those affected in the recent exercise were five deputy comptrollers-general. They were John Atte, Ibrahim Mera, Musa Tahir, Austin Nwosu and Akinade Adewuyi.
Before their retirement, Atte was the DCG, Finance Administration and Technical Services, Adewuyi was the DCG in charge of Tariff and Trade,while Nwosu was the DCG, Strategic Research and Policy.
Tahir was the DCG in charge of Enforcement, Investigation and Inspection while Mera was the DCG, Human Resource Development.
Assistant Comptrollers affected include Secretary to the Nigeria Customs Board, Madu Mohammed; Zonal Coordinator Zone ‘A’, Victor Gbemudu; and Assistant Comptroller-General, (Headquarters), Bello Liman.
Just last week of 35 of its senior officers including five Deputy Comptrollers were retires and there are strong indications that more will follow in due course but the Service affirms that it has put machinery in motion to ensure that the is no lacuna

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