BY FUNMI ALUKO
The Customs Area Controller, Seme Border Command, Comptroller Dera Nnadi mni, his counterpart at Kirikiri Lighter Terminal, Comptroller Timi Bomodi, Area Controller of Ogun 11 Command, Comptroller Ahmadu Shuaibu and erstwhile Controller Investigation Headquarters, Comptroller Dauda Ibrahim Chana have been redeployed to Tin Can Island, Seme Border, Ogun 1 Idiroko and Jano/Jigawa area commands, respectively.
The redeployment which takes immediate effect is in response to openings in the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) through statutory retirements of some management staff, opening the window for key appointments and redeployments, approved by the Acting Comptroller General, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR.
This is even as Comptrollers Florence Nanu Ogar-Modey and Queen Ogbudu have been appointed Acting Assistant Comptroller Generals Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and Zonal Coordinator Zone B, respectively.
The changes also saw Compt. Ahmed Abe moving from PCA Zone ‘C’ to Kaduna Area Command and Compt. Babandede Mohammad formerly of Lilypond Export Command moving to the Lagos Free Trade Zone Command.
A statement by signed by the Customs national Public Relations Officer, SC Abdullahi Maiwada on behalf of the CGC reads:
“In response to the statutory retirement of some management members of Nigeria Customs, the Acting Comptroller General, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, has approved key appointments and redeployment within the service to ensure operational efficiency.
“Consequently, Comptrollers Florence Nanu Ogar-Modey and Queen Ogbudu have been appointed Acting Assistant Comptroller Generals Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and Zonal Coordinator Zone B, respectively.
“Some of the Comptrollers redeployed to various Customs formations include Compt. Jaiyeoba Jide from Oyo/Osun Area Command to Apapa Area Command, Compt. Dera Nnadi from Seme to Tin-Can Island Port, Compt. Timi Bomodi from KLT to Seme, Compt. Ahmed Abe from PCA Zone ‘C’ to Kaduna Area Command and Compt. Babandede Mohammad from Lilypond Export Command to Lagos Free Trade Zone Command.
“Others are Compt. Dauda Ibrahim Chana from Investigation Headquarters to Kano/Jigawa Area Command, Compt. Martina Tilleygyado from Non-Intrusive Inspection to KLT Area Command, Compt. Oloyode Adekunle from Tin-Can Island Port to Import &/Export Headquarters while Compt. Zanna Chiroma will be leaving Import & Export for PCA Zone ‘C, among many others.
“The Acting Comptroller-General congratulated the newly appointed/redeployed officers and charged them to put more effort into achieving the service’s core mandates of Revenue Generation, Suppression of Smuggling, and Trade Facilitation.”