Sources close to the customs boss confirmed that Nwadialo submitted the letter at the ministry of finance on May 14, 2009 and that the letter had already been received by relevant authorities.
The statutory three months disengagement notice which was sent to the minister of finance, Dr. Mansur Mukhtar might have been forwarded to the Presidency as required by the civil service rules.
This development, which caught many top echelons of the Customs unawares had again kick-started the succession race in the service as different pressure groups which were interested in who emerged as the next CG had started lobbying.
According to NAGAFF, the five-man committee was expected to observe more of the comptrollers and Assistant Comptrollers General (ACG) cadres. The association stressed the need to balance the prerogatives of regimentation, professionalism, security and facilitation of internationally traded goods in Nigeria.
However, sources close to the Customs headquarters told our correspondent that there was no confirmation yet whether Nwadialo would leave, even as one source disclosed that the Comptroller General might “only be acting the good public servant”.
Nwadialo was born on 16th August 1949. He is 60 years on August 16, 2009 even though he joined the Nigeria Customs Service in 1988 as a deputy controller.
He was appointed acting Comptroller General on Jan 15, 2009, but confirmed full-fledged Comptroller General on March 25, 2009.