- Pix (L-R): Zonal Coordinator, Lagos Zone A, Assistant Comptroller General Nike Aremu, newly promoted Comptroller Dera Nnadi and his wife, Chinelo, shortly after his official decoration at the Zone A Headquarters, Harvey Road, Yaba, Lagos, Thursday.
The Nigeria Customs Service has told its newly promoted officers that the basis for their elevation is, more than anything, to serve as morale booster desired to show them the need to demonstrate a high level of diligence and professionalism in all their future assignments as a way of justifying the confidence reposed in them by the management.
Zonal Coordinator in charge of Lagos Zone A, Assistant Comptroller General Nike Aremu, who stated this while performing the official decoration of officers of the ranks of Comptrollers, Deputy Comptrollers and Assistant Comptrollers within the zone in Lagos, Thursday, noted that the selection processs for the promotion was not only tough but painstaking, emphasizing that the selection process for the promotions were stringent.
She noted that those selected for promotion sincerely merited and deserved it, having gone through the strict processes and emerged successful, insisting that the promotion should serve as a morale booster for the officers to do more in terms of diligence, hardwork and professionalism in all their assignments, which should also serve as their own way of showing appreciation to the management for enlisting them for the promotion exercise.
“I was at the headquarters, Abuja during the selection processes for the promotion and I can confirm to you that it was truly painstaking, and so, for you to have emerged successful, means you deserve it. It should also serve as a morale booster for you to appreciate the management for your elevation to the next rank.
“You must, at all times, cultivate and exhibit the virtues of hard work, diligence and professionalism; you must be dedicated to duty because only these could see you through. I must say that your promotion is well-deserved and so we are proud of your success and, on behalf of the Comptroller General and the entire management team, I congratulate you all”, she enthused.
ACG Aremu, therefore, assured the officers that the management would continue to be committed to ensuring the welfare of officers and men of the service while ensuring that professionalism, diligence and excellence would continue to be appreciated and rewarded through regular promotion and other incentives.
Following the approval of the Governing Board, the service had announced the promotion of a total of 2, 707 officers and men of the service across board.
According to a statement signed by the Deputy National Public Relations Officer of the service, Timi Bomodi, out of a total of 2,707 promoted officers and men, four were Deputy Comptrollers General, 12 Assistant Comptrollers General in an exercise which cuts across board. The Customs Board had announced the appointment of four Deputy Comptrollers General and 12 Assistant Comptrollers General.
The statement also said that a total of 35 Deputy Comptrollers were promoted to the rank of full Comptrollers, including former DC Enforcement at the Tin Can Island Command and current DC Admin at Ogun 1 Customs Command, Mr. Dera Nnadi, Customs National PRO, Mr. Joseph Attah, Babajide Adeniyi, Anthony Udenze, Suleiman Chiroma and 30 others.
Close sources said that the promotion takes effect from January 1, 2020./SHARE THIS