The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has approved the promotion of 775 junior Officers to various ranks, according to a release made available to PortNewsNigeria by Deputy Comptroller Joseph Atta, Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Customs Service.
According to Atta, the promotion was strictly based on merit, as the cumulative marks of annual performance evaluation scores, written examination and availability of vacancy determined those who emerged as the most eligible for promotion which has 1st January, 2017 as effective date.
A breakdown of the promotion shows that 7 Assistant Inspectors of Customs were promoted to the rank of Inspector of Customs, 473 Customs Assistant1 to Assistant Inspector of Customs while 3 Customs Assistant111 were promoted to Customs Assistant11.
In the Support Staff Cadre the following were promoted: 15 Assistant Inspectors of Customs were promoted to the rank of Inspector of Customs, 40 Customs Assistant1 to Assistant Inspector of Customs, 152 Customs Assistant11 to Customs Assistant1 while 85 Customs Assistant111 were promoted to Customs Assistant11.
While giving his approval for the release of the promotion, the CGC congratulated all affected personnel and expressed the hope that these elevations will serve as motivation to effectively deliver on the Service mandate.