President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the voluntary retirement of the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Mr Abdullahi Inde Dikko, from the service with effect from Aug. 18.
The Street Journal recalls that the out-going NCS Comptroller-General had earlier written a letter dated Aug. 3 to the President notifying him of his desire to proceed on voluntary retirement from Aug. 18.
A statement issued in Abuja on Monday by NCS spokesman, Mr Wale Adeniyi, said that Buhari, in the acceptance letter, expressed government appreciation for Dikko’s service in the last six years.
The statement said that Dikko had in the said letter expressed his satisfaction with the massive achievements recorded through dogged implementation of his six-point agenda which modernised the Nigeria NCS.
It said that the six-point agenda include capacity building of officers and men, provision of ICT to maximise the potential of e-Customs, moral rebirth for integrity, enhanced welfare, collaboration with stakeholders and coordinated public relations activities to foster mutual understanding.
The statement added that Dikko urged the NCS personnel to remain focused and support the incoming administration to consolidate on his achievements.