The Nigeria Customs has retired 34 senior officers in a major re-organization.
The re-organization of the Customs Service is one of the core mandates of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd), given to him by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Those affected in the exercise are five Deputy Comptrollers-General of Customs (DCGs) who have earlier given notification to the Comptroller-General for voluntary disengagement, including John Atte, Ibrahim Mera, Musa Tahir, Austin Nwosu and Akinade Adewuyi.
Three others, of the rank of Assistant Comptroller-General are also affected in the re-organization exercise. They are: Madu Mohammed, Secretary to the Nigeria Customs Board, Victor Gbemudu, Zonal Coordinator Zone ‘A’ and Bello Liman, Assistant Comptroller-General (Headquarters).
The rest are of the rank of Comptrollers serving in Customs Headquarters, Zonal Offices and various Area Commands.
The Comptroller-General of Customs stated that the retirements were part of measures to kick-start the repositioning of the Service for improved performance.