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Customs CG Decorates Ogar-Modey, Ogbudu, Ejibunu, Others With New Ranks

BY FUNMI ALUKO

Customs Assistant Comptrollers General (ACG) Florence Nano Ogar-Modey and ACG Queen Ogbudu, who were recently appointed ACGs and other senior officers in the rank of comptrollers and deputy comptrollers were yesterday decorated with their new ranks at the headquarters of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abuja.

Amongst those promoted comptrollers decorated at the headquarters is the anti-smuggling czar and uncompromising controller of the Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, Comptroller Kehinde Ejibunu.

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A statement by the Customs National Public Relations Officer, CS Abdullahi Maiwada said the decoration was done by the Comptroller General of Customs (CGC), Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, alongside family members of the affected officers.

The statement reads: “In a momentous event held on Thursday, 4 January 2024, at the Customs Corporate Headquarters Abuja, the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, decorated recently appointed Assistant Comptrollers-General (ACGs), Comptrollers, and other senior officers.

“This ceremony comes shortly after the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) announced the appointment of ACG Florence Nano Ogar-Modey and ACG Queen Ogbudu and the promotion of 2,209 senior officers.”

According to Maiwada, the occasion which was attended by the NCS Management Team and family members of the celebrants, marked a historic moment in the service.

Compt. Ejibunu being decorated with his new rank by the CGC Adeniyi and Mrs. Ejibunu

Addressing the newly decorated officers, the CGC reportedly emphasized that the 2023 promotion exercise was based on outstanding performance and merit and e charged all officers and personnel to redouble their efforts, assuring them that dedication and commitment to duty would not go unnoticed and unrewarded.

“While some of you received regular promotions today, there are others who earned special promotions due to their exceptional performance and commitment to promoting the Service,” stated the CGC.

He assured that such dedicated officers would be duly recognized and rewarded by the Management Team.

The CGC’s called on the celebrants to align with his ongoing efforts to achieve his 3-point agenda: Consolidation, Collaboration, and Innovation, all in support of President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Manthra.

Among those newly promoted to the rank of Comptroller are TM Daniyan, F Fajana, N Isyaku, MV Umana, AC Nwobi, F Abdulquadir, HK Ejibunu, FM Ojiofor, IN Aliyu, AB Shuaibu, MD Malah, EO Oshoba, JK Oladeji, E Luka, AP Daruaku, FM Ojeifor, IN Nwokorie, EJ Harrison and others.

The breakdown of the promotions includes:

– Inspector of Customs (IC) to Assistant Superintendent of Customs II (ASC II) – 348

– ASC II to ASC I – 321

– ASC I to Deputy Superintendent of Customs II (DSC) – 355

– DSC to Superintendent of Customs (SC) – 207

– SC to Chief Superintendent of Customs (CSC) – 500

– CSC to Assistant Comptroller (AC) – 333

– AC to Deputy Comptroller (DC) – 78

Compt. Ejibunu in a handshake with the CGC after his decoration

– DC to Customs Comptroller (CC) – 67

In his congratulatory message, the CGC urged the newly appointed and promoted officers to redouble their efforts in executing critical roles, including revenue generation, trade facilitation, and suppression of smuggling.

Giving the vote of thanks, ACG Queen Obudu expressed deep appreciation on behalf of the decorated officers, while reassuring her unwavering belief in the capabilities of the promoted officers to meet up to expectations.

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