The Nigeria Customs Service has announced the appointment of two new Deputy Comptrollers-General of Customs. They are Julius Nwagwu and Garba Markarfi. Until their appointment, both were Assistant Comptrollers-General in the Customs Headquarters, Abuja. 

The elevation of the two Officers to the new rank follows the vacancies created by the retirement last week of Gideon Gotip and Salisu Argungu, of Corporate and Support Services and Human Resource Development Departments, respectively. Approval for the immediate retirement of the two officers on statutory ground was conveyed to the Service after a crucial meeting of the Nigeria Customs Service Board. 

In same vein, two Comptrollers were promoted to the Rank of Assistant Comptroller-General (ACG) to fill the vacancies created by the new appointments. They are Idris Suleiman, the Customs Area Controller of Apapa Port Command and Ibrahim Mera of the Customs Intelligence Unit. 

Comptroller-General of Customs, Dikko Inde Abdullahi (OFR) charged the new Management Staff of the Service to redouble their efforts in order to keep up with the pace of the on-going Reforms and Modernization Programme in the Service. 

Meanwhile, 10 Senior Officers are involved in a reshuffle exercise as a result of the new appointments. Among them are John Atte, who replaces Gideon Gotip as Deputy Comptroller-General, Corporate and Support Services, and Julius Nwagwu, who takes charge of Enforcement, Investigation and Inspection, as DCG. Garba Makarfi replaces Salisu Argungu as DCG in charge of Human Resources Department. 

Seven of the Officers affected are of the Rank of Assistant Comptroller-General. They include the newly-promoted Idris Suleiman and Ibrahim Mera deployed to Finance and Administration and Investigation/Inspection respectively. Others are Olufemi Taylor who moves from Zone “A” to Tariff and Trade, and Tajo Mohammed from Zone “C”, Port-Harcourt to Zone “A” Lagos, as Zonal Coordinator. 

The rest are Eno Ofem from Human Resource Development to Zone “C” as Zonal Coordinator, while Gadue Tingir, formerly of the Nigeria Customs Service Board replaces him. Madu Mohammed, mni formerly in charge of Investigations and Inspection will now resume as the new Secretary to the Board. 

All the changes took immediately effect. 


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NCS Headquarters 

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