Five Deputy Comptroller General of Customs have resigned their appointment with the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS.
The DCGs, who resigned on Friday, stated their decision in a joint letter written to the Chairman of the Nigeria Customs Service Board through the Comptroller-General.
The Deputy Comptrollers General are John Atte (Finance, Administration and Technical Service); Adewuyi Akinade (Tariff and Trade); Tahir Musa (Enforcement, Investigation and Inspection); Chukwuma Nwosu and Ibrahim Mera.
A copy of the letter obtained showed it was signed by all the DCGs making up the management team of the NCS.
The statement read, “We, the under listed officers currently on the rank of DCG, met today and unanimously decided to voluntarily retire from the service of the NCS having risen to the rank of DCG.”
The customs thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the opportunity given to them to serve Nigeria.
It was gathered from reliable source that the purported resignation letter had been making the rounds among officers through their emails and several social media.
It was learnt that many officers were aware of the development although there had been no official statement from the customs.
But Wale Adeniyi, Spokesperson for the NCS, who was contacted to confirmed the resignation, declined comment to the development.
“I left the office at about 4pm and I’m not aware of such development,” Adeniyi said.