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PROTEST | 5 DCGs of Nigeria Customs Quit Service

Yemi Adebowale

Five Deputy Comptroller-Generals of the Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday voluntarily retired from the service of the Customs.

The five officers, who rose through the ranks of the Nigeria Customs Service to the position of Deputy Comptroller General, disclosed this in a letter addressed to the Chairman, Nigeria Customs Service Board and dated 29th October 2015.

An inside source familiar with the details of the matter disclosed to SIGNAL on Thursday that the five officers retired voluntarily in protest over the superimposition of Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) – an “outsider” as the new Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service.

According to the source who did not want to be named, “The five officers are retiring voluntarily in protest over the way and manner a total outsider was placed above them as Comptroller-General. You can imagine after spending decades of active years in service only to get close to the peak of your career and then denied the greatest honour of service. It is really bad.”

The five officers are DCG A.J. Atte; DCG T.A. Musa; DCG I.M. Mera, DCG A.C. Nwosu and DCG A. A. Adewuyi.




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