Excitement : As Customs Board Confirms Appointment of 5 DCGs, 15 ACGs

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Excitement : As Customs Board Confirms Appointment of 5 DCGs, 15 ACGs

Outlines Future Plans

It is a moment of excitement for officers, as the Nigeria Customs Service Board (NCSB) during its 57th regular meeting chaired by the Honorable Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, confirmed appointment of five Deputy Comptroller Generals (DCGs) and 15 Assistant Comptroller Generals (ACGs).

The Customs National Public Relations Officer, Chief Superintendent of Customs, CSC ABDULLAHI MAIWADA, made this information known to reporters, through a press statement.

According to him, the meeting was held on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at the Customs Headquarters in Abuja.

He said : “The details of the confirmation are as follows; Deputy Comptroller Generals, M ABBA-KURA DCG Enforcement Inspection & Investigation; AG SAIDU DCG Human Resource Development; JP AJOKU – DCG Excise, Free Trade Zone & Industrial Incentives; BA ADENIYI – DCG Strategic Research and Policy; GA ITOTOH – DCG/Commander Training and Doctrine Command.

“Assistant Comptroller Generals include; O PETERS – ACG/Zonal Coordinator Zone ‘C’; AI ALFA – ACG Strategic Research and Policy; HJ SWOMEN – ACG Excise, Free Trade Zone & Industrial Incentives;
KC EGWUH – ACG Doctrine Development and Administration Command.

“MBA MUSA – ACG Tariff and Trade; A DAPPA-WILLIAMS- ACG Enforcement Inspection & Investigation; BM JIBO ACG Headquarters; A HAMISU – ACG/Commandant Nigeria Customs Command & Staff College; Y SALIHU ACG Finance & Admin ; M I YUSUF – ACG; Training and Coordination;
SA BOMAI ACG Board; C K NIAGWAN ACG Technical Services; K I ADEOLA – ACG ICT/Modernization; IO BABALOLA – ACG/Zonal Coordinator Zone ‘D’ and BU NWAFOR – ACG Human Resource Development”.

The Minister expressed delight on the outcome of her stewardship of Nigeria Customs Service Board.

Her words : “It has been a very interesting and educative experience for me as the Chairperson of Nigeria Customs Service Board. We have seen during this period the process significant improvement in terms of operations of the Service.

“We had reasons to get several approvals for the Service including enhancement of remuneration of the staff and improvement in terms of cost of collections for Customs

“We have also been able to complete the process toward the realisation of  rollout of the Trade Modernization Project. These are all fundamental building blocks that are going to work positively towards enhancing and modernizing the Service, in line with the requirements of the World Customs Organization and other protocols that Nigeria is committed to.”

Addressing the future generation of Customs Officers, the NCSB Chairperson emphasized the engagement of young officers, including women in the Service.

In a related development, the board also approved implementation of a Competency-Based Accelerated Career Progression Plan (CBACPP). The plan is a proactive strategy designed to close the generational gap that could lead to leadership vacuum in the higher hierarchies of the Service, if not addressed.

The Board also expressed pleasure over the recent enactment of the new Customs Act into law. To facilitate a seamless transition, the Board has made plans to organize a retreat for Board Members and expanded Management of NCS. Following the retreat, a stakeholder education and engagement forum will be launched to inform the public about the provision of the new Act and the corresponding compliance requirement.

The aim is to ensure clarity and understanding among stakeholders, enabling them to adapt to the new regulations effectively. Also, the effective date for the full implementation of the New Act is a priority that will be addressed in due course.

Meanwhile, the Comptroller General of Customs, CGC Hameed Ibrahim Ali CFR congratulates the newly appointed Officers and charged them to work diligently for a better and prosperous Service. He emphasized the importance of their roles in achieving the Service’s core functions of revenue collection, suppression of smuggling and trade facilitation.

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