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Nigeria customs sacks 48 senior officers

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has relieved 48 senior officers of their appointments as part of service’s manpower reorganisation.

The decision was contained in a circular dated January 19, 2017 and addressed to all zones, area commands and units.

According to the circular, signed by Ag. Comptroller in charge of Discipline, Ganiyu I.A., 45 officers were dismissed, 11 retired, while three were terminated .

The 45 dismissed officers and the three that were terminated were asked to go for professional misconduct.

Those affected are three Deputy Comptroller of Customs (DC), four Assistant Comptroller of Customs (AC), eight Chief Superintendent of Customs (CSC), three Superintendent of Customs (SPC) one Deputy Superintendent of Customs (DSC) and one Assistant Superintendent of Customs (ASC).

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The statement, referenced NCS/ADM/DISC/Vol. 1. and titled Notification of Disengagement to Underlisted Officers from Service reads: “I am directed to request you to disengage the under listed officers, if still found in your zone, Area Command/ unit from any customs activities because they are no longer in active service”.

Tin-Can Island Command has the highest number of disengaged officers, followed by the Command and Staff College.

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