EXCLUSIVE: "Promotion Comes with Expectations" - Customs Boss
By Clementine Okonye
The Nigeria Customs Service, Tincan Island Command today decorated 120 of its officers with their new ranks following their recent promotion for their diligence and dedication to work.
Customs Area Controller, Musa Abdullahi advised them to continue with the hard work and professionalism, which stood them out for promotion.
He said it was important for the promoted officers to work in accordance with the vision of the Comptroller General of Customs, which is contributing to the economic growth and development of Nigeria.
“You have to know, promotion comes with a lot of expectations. The CGC (Comptroller General) has done so many things for us. This is one of the motivation,” Abdullahi told the newly promoted staff.
He added: “elevations like this when they come is like dropping an old clothe and wearing a new clothe. It means certain things you used to do before you take as granted or you take as nothing is no longer granted.”
The Customs Area Commander also had words for officers who were not part of the promotion exercise.
“For those who have not been promoted there is time for everything and you cannot change the speed,” he said.
“When it your time it will always be the best of times. So you have to thank God and remain committed and loyal and for you we pray by the next promotion. Hopefully by next week you will be sitting for another round of examinations. We wish you the very best of luck
Reacting on behalf of the newly promoted officers, Deputy Comptroller, Umar Barka thanked the service for the conducive working environment and promised not to relent in doing their best.
“We thank the Customs Area Controller, Tincan Island port for giving us the opportunity and making the environment conducive enough for us to work and reach this height. We wish to state, that on behalf of the officers newly promoted, that to whom much is given, much is expected,” Barka noted.
A total of 14 Assistant Comptrollers, 15 Deputy Comptrollers and 58 Superintendents were decorated among others.