President Muhammadu Buhari will any moment from now appoint a new helmsman for the Nigeria Customs Service, following his acceptance of a resignation letter from the Comptroller-General, Alhaji Dikko Abdullahi.
President Buhari’s acceptance of Abdullahi’s request for voluntary retirement was contained in a letter he personally signed.
Following the acceotance letter, Alhaji Abdulahi will proceed on his voluntary retirement from Tuesday, August 18.
He had earlier written a letter dated August 3 to the President in which he notified Buhari of his desire to proceed on voluntary retirement from Tuesday.
President Buhari in the acceptance letter dated August 14th, 2015, thanked the former Customs Chief, who had served in that capacity for six years, for his services to the country and wished him well.
The approval letter captioned “Voluntary retirement from the Nigeria Customs Service”, read thus: “Dear, Alhaji D.I. Abdullahi. I write to acknowledge the receipt of your letter Ref. No. NCS/ADM/HQ/P. 35802 of 3rd August, 2015 conveying your decision to voluntarily retire from the Nigeria Customs Service with effect from Tuesday, 18th August, 2015.
“I note with appreciation your services to this nation, especially as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service in the last six (6) years.
“Accordingly, I hereby approve your voluntary retirement from the Nigeria Customs Service with effect from 18th August 2015.
“I wish you the very best in your future endeavours.
“Yours sincerely, Muhammadu Buhari.”
Abdullahi had, in his letter to the President, thanked him for the confidence and trust reposed on him since he (Buhari) was inaugurated on May 29.
He said by August 18, he would be six years in office as the Comptroller-General of the NCS.