Abdullahi Inde Dikko, the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs, has tendered his resignation letter to President Buhari. His tenure was supposed to elapse in two years time.
Abdullahi Inde Dikko has refused to speak to the media on the resignation.
However, his resignation is coming at the wake of investigations for corruption in the Nigeria Customs.
According to Sahara Reporters;
“President Buhari is reportedly looking to fill Dikko’sposition with a Customs officer from the South-South.”
It is understood that President Buhari had earlier turned down the resignation letter, asking Mr. Dikko to give him time to study the Customs and its operations, but that he has now accepted the resignation.
The Nigerian Customs’ boss was accused in 2009 of having forged his academic credentials.
According to Olajide Oyewole, his accuser, Abdullahi Inde Dikko illegally obtained certificates from Nigerian Institute of Management and the West African Examination Council. These certificates enable him to get to his present position.
However, Political observer alleged that Abdullahi Inde Dikko’s resignation may be as result of his involvement in more shady deals in the Nigerian Customs.
President Buhari’s anti-corruption war has caused a lot of jitters in government corporations. An international audit firm has been employed to look into the books of several governmental corporations; including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC and Nigerian Custom’s