Senators walk-out Customs Comptroller General over uniform

Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Services Col. Hameed Ali (rtd)

The Senate has walked out the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Alli for not appearing before it in uniform as directed.

The Senators asked him to re-appear before them on Wednesday, next week, in his uniform.

The Senate had invited him to throw more light on the decision of the Customs to impound vehicles without evidence of duty payment.

The situation almost became rowdy, after the Senate Deputy President, Ike Ekweremadu who presided over Thursday plenary, asked the Customs Chief why he failed to wear his uniform as directed by the Senate.

He replied that there is no law compelling him to wear uniform to appear before the Senators.

Most of the Senators who spoke like Barau Jibrin criticized him for ignoring the Senate’s directive.

Others like Magnus Abe and George Seikibo told the Customs Comptroller General that it is respectable for him to wear uniform.

The Senators later dismissed him with a voice vote, and asked him to appear before them on Wednesday, next week in uniform.

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