Tsunami: Ali Sacks 34 Top Customs Officers

In a massive shake-up, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali, has relived 34 senior officers of their positions.

There were indications of trouble Thursday when five Deputy Comptrollers-General threw in a joint resignation letter, which Ali rejected.

Those booted out from the service include the five DIGs; John Atte, Ibrahim Mera, Musa Tahir, Austin Nwosu and Akinade Adewuyi.


In a terse statement by Mr. Wale Adeniyi, spokesperson of the Servicde, “Three others, of the rank of Assistant Comptroller-General are also affected in the re-organisation exercise.

They are Madu Mohammed mni, Secretary to the Nigeria Customs Board, Victor Gbemudu, Zonal Coordinator Zone ‘A’ and Bello Liman, Assistant Comptroller-General, (Headquarters). The rest are of the rank of Comptrollers serving in Customs Headquarters, Zonal Offices and various Area Commands.

“The Comptroller-General of Customs stated that the retirements were part of measures to kick-start the repositioning of the Service for improved performance.”

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