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New Customs pension scheme underway as CG hosts reunion with retired mgt teams

by Samson Echenim

A new pension scheme for retired officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is underway.

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Mr Adewale Adeniyi at a maiden reunion he held for retired management team members of the service, disclosed ongoing discussions with the Minister of Finance,  Wale Edun to champion a bill establishing a dedicated pension scheme for retired officers of NCS.

“This strategic initiative reflects foresight in securing the financial future of leaders within the Nigeria Customs Service,” Adeniyi enthused at the highly spirited reunion held at the Customs Headquarters, Abuja on Saturday.

A statement by the service’s spokesman, Abdullahi Maiwada said the momentous gathering of the retired top officers of NCS celebrated a shared legacy of diligence and commitment.

He stated the Comptroller-General in a heartfelt address, reassured retirees of comprehensive measures to elevate their welfare with a plan to integrate them into the NCS healthcare programmes, emphasising his commitment to sustaining bonds beyond active service.

The immediate past Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Ahmed Ali (retired) (6th left), Comptroller-General of Customs, Mr Adewale Adeniyi (6th right) and other retired and serving management team members of the service during the maiden reunion held at Customs Headquarters, Abuja on Saturday.

The CGC underscored the significance of the reunion, stating, “Today marks a momentous occasion as we come together for the first-ever reunion of Customs’ seasoned leaders.”

Adeniyi also emphasised the wealth of knowledge within the room and the need to strengthen the roots connecting the past, present, and future of the Nigeria Customs Service.

Highlighting the retirees’ significant contributions, Adeniyi maintained that crafting customised programmes for seamless collaboration would ensure that the service continues to benefit from their expertise.

He described the gathering as a definitive avenue for connecting with successful leaders who have played pivotal roles in shaping the organization.

Optimistic about the impact of the reunion, the CGC expressed confidence that their coming together would contribute to greater efficiency, enhanced regulatory compliance, and stable economic development goals for the country.

“I am confident that with your continued support and guidance, we will overcome challenges and achieve greater heights,” he noted.

Those present at the occasion included the immediate past Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Ahmed Ali (retired), Dr. Abubakar Musa, Bernard Nwadialo, and a former sole administrator, Major-General SOG Ango (retired). Many retired Deputy Comptrollers-General of Customs and Assistant Comptrollers-General of Customs were also in attendance.

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