Customs kick-starts process for establishment of pension scheme for retirees

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The Comptroller-General of Customs, Wale Adeniyi said the service had kick-started the process of establishing a dedicated Pension Scheme for retirees.

Adeniyi, said there was an ongoing discussions with the Minister of Finance to champion the cause for a bill establishing a dedicated pension scheme for retirees.

He said the move was to integrate retirees into the Nigeria Customs Service’s healthcare programmes, adding that the service was committed to sustaining the bonds they shared beyond active service.

On the reunion, the Customs boss said it was an opportunity to “strengthen the roots connecting the past, present, and future of the Nigeria Customs Service.

He added that the gathering was an avenue for connect past officers of the service, who had played pivotal roles in shaping the organisation.

Adeniyi stressed that the reunion would help contribute to better service delivery, enhanced regulatory compliance, and stable economic development goals for Nigeria.

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

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QuestNews reports that the event witnessed the presence of the immediate past Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Col. Ahmed Ali, a former Sole Administrator, retired Maj.-General SOG Ango as well as many retired deputy comptroller-generals of Customs and assistant comptroller-generals of Customs.

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