Five new deputy comptroller generals of customs have been appointed by the federal government. The appointments are coming on the heels of a meeting of the Nigeria customs service board chaired by the minister of finance and coordinating minister for the economy, Dr.Ngozi Okonjo Iweala. Sources say that shortly after the meeting, the minister announced the impending promotions saying that it was aimed at motivating officers and men of the NCS towards greater productivity especially with regards to the implementation of the destination inspection scheme which the service took over from private destination inspection companies in December of 2013. She further said that Customs is a very important service to the nation and we know that this is a time for promotions and appointments and the board takes this very seriously and each of the new DCGs represent a geo-political zone in the country.
The newly appointed DCGs are Tahir Musa, Ibrahim Mera, others are DCG Nwosu, DCG Aliyu and DCG Adenwuyi. Also three out of the four serving DCGs have been retired, those retired include DCG Human resource development Garba Makarfi; DCG Enforcement, investigation and inspection, Saka Yinusa and DCG Modernization, research and economic relations M.D. Jatau.