WASHINGTON: The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) has approved the promotion of 1,561 Junior Officers to various ranks. According to a statement by its Acting Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah, the promotion was based on the performances of the personnel at the 2016 promotion examination, annual performance evaluation scores, seniority and available of vacancies at various ranks.
The promotion, Attah said, was done after a thorough vetting to ensure strict adherence to public service promotion guidelines. A breakdown of the promotion showed Assistant Inspector of Customs to Inspector of Customs, 32 General Duty (GD) and 13 Support Staff (SS); Customs Assistant I to Senior Customs Assistant 510 GD and 53 SS; Customs Assistant II to Customs Assistant 432 GD and 218 SS; Senior Customs Assistant to Chief Customs Assistant(1) five SS; and Customs Assistant III to Customs Assistant (II) four GD and 294 SS. Thirty five other Junior Personnel he said, were upgraded as a result of additional qualifications. While congratulating the affected Officers, Ali urged them to see their promotions as a call to higher duties especially at this time when much was expected from the service.