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A competent source told Xinhua on Friday that the five Deputy Comptroller-General of the Customs submitted the voluntary retirement letter on Thursday.

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Their reason for resigning was not contained in the letter with the subject, “Voluntary Retirement” and addressed to the comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service.

Confirming the development, Wale Adeniyi, the custom’s spokesperson, said 34 senior officers have been retired from Service with immediate effect, as part of on-going reorganization in the Service.

He said those affected in the exercise are five Deputy Comptrollers-General of Customs (DCGs) who have earlier given notification to the Comptroller-General for voluntary disengagement.

He added that three others, of the rank of Assistant Comptroller-General are also affected in the reorganization exercise.

The rest are of the rank of Comptrollers serving in Customs Headquarters, Zonal Offices and various Area Commands.

The spokesperson told Xinhua that the retirements were part of measures to kick-start the repositioning of the Service for improved performance. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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