The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has cancelled the promotion examination recently conducted for senior officers from the rank of Assistant Comptroller to Deputy Comptroller over irregularities observed in the conduct of the examination.
According to an internal circular, the Comptroller General of the Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd.), ordered the cancellation.
The circular, signed by the Deputy Comptroller General in charge of Human Resources, stated that Monday, November 27, 2017, had been fixed for a repeat of the examination at the Customs Command at Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja.
According to reports, the service said the examination, which was conducted on October 11, 2017, was allegedly marred by irregularities including leakage of examination questions.
The Public Relations Officer of NCS, Joseph Attah, said that promotion exams were conducted for all the ranks in the service but only one paper was cancelled.
He explained that the paper that was cancelled was the promotion examination paper written by Assistant Comptrollers that was to qualify them for promotion to the Deputy Comptroller rank.