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Hammed Ali

Hammed Ali

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said that a total of 3,487 senior officers have been promoted.
Also the service has redeployed 337 assistant comptrollers to various commands across the country.
The posting and redeployment exercises, which were approved by the service’s Comptroller- General, Col. Hameed
Ibrahim Ali (rtd) was with immediate effect.
Its Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah said that the Comptroller- General, Col. Ali released the promotion to various ranks, following the presidential approval.
According to him, the promotion was strictly based on merit, considering the cumulative scores from examination, oral interview and seniority.
Attah added: “As part of the ongoing reforms in line with circular Ref: HCSF/EPO/EIR/ CND/100/ST/98 of 8th September 2016 from the Head of Service of the Federation and the approval of government since April 1992 for Nigeria Customs Service to align with the Nigeria Police Force rank structure, the CGC approved the removal of dichotomy against holders of Higher National Diploma from Bachelors degree in the service.
“The Public Relations Officers, Joseph Attah and his deputy, Abubakar Dalhatu were promoted to Deputy Comptroller and Chief Superintendent respectively.”
A breakdown of the promotion revealed that 17 Deputy Comptrollers were promoted to Comptrollers, 27 Assistant Comptrollers were elevated to Deputy Comptrollers.
Also, 156 Chief Superintendent of Customs were promoted to Assistant Comptrollers, 62 superintendents
to Chief Superintendents of Customs, 86 Deputy Superintendents to Superintendents, 144 Assistant Superintendents of Customs1 to Deputy Superintendents to Superintendents.
Attah also explained that 2,522 Assistant Superintendents of Customs 1 were elevated Assistant Superintendent of Customs1.
He added that 119 officers received lateral conversion, while 81 were upgraded.
Meanwhile the Service said that the redeployment carried out was part of the ongoing repositioning of the efforts of the Comptroller-General. In the exercise, Abubakar Dalhatu, NCS’s Deputy Public Relations Officer said that Joseph
Attah, an Assistant Comptrollers has been confirmed as the substantive Public Relations Officer of the Service.
Dalhatu added that Babadidi B had been moved from the Federal Operation Unit (FOU), Zone D to Apapa Command, while Udenze A from ICT department was asked go to Tin Can Island Port (TCIP) Command.
Also, Ilesanmi K.D was redeployed from Apapa to Kaduna/ Kastina Command; Ugorji, O.A, from ICT to Port Harcourt II among others.
Meanwhile, Ali has charged the affected officers to support the leadership of their new commands in the renewed efforts to entrench a more transparent culture of service delivery.
He said: “So much is expected from NCS in terms of economic and security well-being of the country, we cannot afford to fail the nation.”