Posted by News Express | 11 April 2017 | 4,480 times
Following Presidential approval, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd), has released the promotion of 3,487 Senior Officers to various ranks.
Joseph Attah, Customs Public Relations Officer, said in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday that the promotion was strictly based on merit, considering the cumulative scores from examination, oral interview and seniority.
In all, 27 Assistant Comptrollers were promoted to the rank of Deputy Comptroller; 156 Chief Superintendent of Customs to Assistant Comptroller; 62 Superintendents to Chief Superintendent; and 86 Deputy Superintendents to Superintendent. Also, 144 Assistant Superintendents were promoted to Deputy Superintendent; 2, 522 ASC II-ASC I; while 23 DCIC were promoted to CIC. Others are 30 ACIC to DCIC; 57 PIC to ACIC; and 56 SIC to PIC. Also promoted were three Support Staff- DC to CC; four AC to DC; two CSC to AC; eight SC to CSC; eight DSC to SC; eight ASCI to DSC; 44 ASCII to ASCI; two DCIC to CIC; five ACIC to DCIC; two PIC to ACIC and 21 SIC to PIC. There was also, 119 Lateral Conversions; and upgrading of 81 others, bringing the total number to 3,487.
Some of the newly promoted officers to the exalted rank of Comptroller include Musa MBA, Wale Adeniyi, Angbalaga J.J, Seriki-Kebbi, MM, while the Public Relations Officers, Joseph Attah and his deputy Abubakar Dalhatu were promoted to Deputy Comptroller and Chief Superintendent respectively.
During a symbolic decoration at the Customs HQ, Abuja, the CGC charged the officers to see their promotion as a call to higher duty.
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.
He directed immediate alignment of rank structure of the service with that of NPF.
Consequently, officers in the Inspectorate cadre on Salary Grade level 08 and above are to align with the appropriate rank in the Superintendent Cadre.
Responding on behalf of the newly decorated officers, Comptroller Olusemire Kayode, thanked the Management and gave the assurance of recommitment to effective service delivery.
He said the newly promoted will uphold the confidence reposed in them by contributing their best to the course of nation building.
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