Five Customs Deputy CGs retire
Five Deputy Comptroller General (DCGs) yesterday proceeded for retirement as their offices become vacant.
The sixth officer had earlier proceeded on retirement late August shortly before the new Comptroller General of Customs (CGC), Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) took over in September.
The six Deputy Comptroller Generals (DCGs) include Mr John Atte (Finance Administration and Technical Service, FATS). Mr Atte served as acting CGC for two weeks before handing over to Col. Ali.
Customs Adewuyi Akinade was in charge of Tariff and Trade, while Mr Nwosu Chukwuma headed Strategic Research and Policy.
Others are Mr Musa Tahir, Enforcement, Investigation and Inspection, Mr Aliu Gabriel for Excise, Free Trade Zone and Industry Incentives, and Ibrahim Mera who headed Human Resource Development.
Daily Trust had reported exclusively that Mera's name was removed from its website some days after former CGC Abdullahi Dikko-Inde left office mid August.
An official at the Customs public relations office had said Mera went on retirement noting that other top officers may follow suit shortly.
There was no official statement on the retirement by the DGCs as at the time of filing this report, but Daily Trust has sighted a copy of the letter written by the concerned officers.