The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has commenced talks with the Federal Ministry of Finance with a view to initiating an executive bill for consideration by the National Assembly for the establishment of a proposed dedicated Pension Scheme for officers and men of the service.
The Comptroller-General of the Service, Adewale Adeniyi, who gave this hint while addressing some retired top management officers of the service during the maiden edition of the ex-management reunion meeting at the Service’s headquarters in Abuja at weekend, explained that the “strategic initiative reflects foresight in securing the financial future of leaders within the Nigeria Customs Service.”
The Customs boss reassured retirees of the Service of some comprehensive measures being initiated by his management to enhance their welfare, including aplan to integrate them into the Nigeria Customs Service’s healthcare programmes.
Adeniyi, who reiterated his commitment to sustaining the bonds of friendship in the Service’s management beyond the active service period, described the reunion meeting as “a momentous occasion as we come together for the first-ever reunion of Customs’ seasoned leaders.”
He harped on the wealth of knowledge of the past leaders of the Service and the need to strengthen the roots connecting the past, present, and future of the Nigeria Customs Service.
The Comptroller-General expressed confidence that the coming together of the past and present leaders of the Service would contribute to greater efficiency, enhanced regulatory compliance, and stable economic development goals for the country.
He said: “I am confident that with your continued support and guidance, we will overcome challenges and achieve greater heights.”
Present at the event were the immediate past Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd); The Nigeria Customs Service has commenced talks with the Federal Ministry of Finance with a view to initiating a bill at the National Assembly for the establishment of a new dedicated Pension Scheme for officers and men of the service.