A report on Sahara Reporters claim that the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, has submitted his resignation letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Quoting sources in the presidency, the report said Dikko indicated his willingness to leave his present position on August 18, 2015. Interestingly, the Customs boss tenure will come to an end in two years time. It is however unclear why he has decided to vacate his office.
The report however stated that several top-shots in the Customs are currently under investigation for corruption and some of them may be shown the way out or arrested.
Buhari reportedly earlier turned down Dikko’s resignation in order for him to look into the affairs of the service, but later agreed to let Dikko go, even as there are talks that the president is lining a replacement for Dikko with an officer from the South-South region.
Recall that a similar situation played out in the events that culminated in the firing of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Dasuki Sambo (rtd), when the president turned down his resignation, but later fired him.
Dikko’s tenure as the Customs boss has been enmeshed in series of controversy. From the constant allegations of corruption, to his alleged forgery of his academic credentials.
In 2009, one Olajide Oyewole in a video testimony, confessed that he assisted Dikko to illegally obtain some of his academic certificates, belonging to Nigerian Institute of Management; certificates No 10912 and 10993 and West African Examinations Council Certificate No. NGSG 37836.
Meanwhile, the presidency has issued a statement ordering every federal government ministry, parastatal and agencies to begin remitting its earnings into a Treasury Single Account.