COMPTROLLER General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col Hammed Ali (retd), yesterday, pledged to review all cases of irregular promotions among officers, admitting that some of the promotions done in the past were irregular.
The comptroller general, who dropped the hint while addressing officers of the Service at their Bompai headquarters in Kano, decried how some officers were promoted above their seniors and others were promoted when they should not have been promoted.
He lamented that the most worrisome aspect is that double-promoted officers could not be linked to any justifiable gallantry or accomplishment for the Service; “rather they were uplifted because they had powerful relatives at the point of power.”
He declared that under his charge, those who actually did not merit their promotions would be demoted, adding that henceforth, promotion in the service must be based on merit, as only those who work for it would get promoted.
Ali also said the NCS was yet to meet Federal Government’s 2015 revenue target of N944 billion, adding that at present, they were able to generate just N744 billion. He charged the officers to redouble their revenue generation efforts with a view to surpassing the yearly target.