The Nigerian Customs Service on Friday announced the promotion of 2,974 junior Officers to various ranks.
The promotion was approved by the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Retd).
According to a press statement by the Public Relations Officer of Nigerian Customs, Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah, the promotion was strictly based on merit, as the cumulative marks of annual performance evaluation scores, written examination, seniority and availability of vacancies.
He said that the promotion had 1st January, 2019 as its effective date.
“A breakdown of the promotion shows that 897 Assistant Inspectors of Customs were promoted to the rank of Inspector of Customs, 1,426 Customs Assistant1 to Assistant Inspector of Customs, 123 Customs Assistant11 were promoted to Customs Assistant1, while 5 Customs Assistant 111 were promoted to Customs Assistant 11,” Attah said.
Attah further stated that in the Support Staff Cadre, 21 Assistant Inspectors of Customs were promoted to the rank of Inspector of Customs, 208 Customs Assistant1 to Assistant Inspector of Customs, 263 Customs Assistant11 to Customs Assistant1 while 31 Customs Assistant111 were promoted to Customs Assistant11.
He said the Comptroller-General congratulated all promoted officers and expressed the hope that these elevations would serve as motivation to effectively discharge their duties.