BREAKING: Customs Boss, Hameed Ali, Appears Before Senate Without Uniform

BREAKING: Customs Boss, Hameed Ali, Appears Before Senate Without Uniform

By Ella Ukairo | News Reporter on March 16, 2017
Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali
Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) Addresses Officers at the Headquarters, Abuja on September 11, 2015 | PR Nigeria

The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, Colonel Hameed Ali (Rtd), has arrived the National Assembly without wearing the complete Customs uniform as directed by the Nigerian Senate where he would appear before the senators at the Red Chambers soon.

Ali, who arrived at around 9:30 a.m., went straight to the office of the senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Vanguard reports.

He was led by Senator Ita Enang, President Buhari’s senior special adviser on National Assembly matters (Senate)

Ali, who dressed in white caftan, white cap and black shoes to match, went to Enang’s office at 10:36 a.m. shortly after Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and other principal officers entered the chambers.

Enang is also dressed in white.

The Nigerian Senate had on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 ordered Ali to unfailingly appear before it by 10am today [Thursday] in complete Customs uniform to explain the agency’s earlier planned policy on duty on vehicles and other recent acts of the Customs.

Ali has refused to wear the Customs uniform since his appointment over a year ago, arguing that as a retired soldier, he should not be seen putting any other uniform.


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