BEVERLY HILLS, March 16, (THEWILL) – The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has told senators that the last Letter he received from the Senate did not state that he should appear in Customs Uniform.
He stated this on Thursday when the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, drilled Ali on why he failed to appear before the lawmakers in uniform as requested.
Ekweremadu, however, pointed out that the last letter only served as a reminder on the first letter to Ali, in which the Senate asked him to come in uniform.
Deputy Majority Leader, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, pointed out that the executive powers of the Customs boss were statutory and the occupant of the office must be in uniform to exercise the powers, since it is a rank
Senator Jibrin Barau, in his contribution, said the lawmakers should not allow Ali to speak before the Senate until he reappears in uniform.
Also speaking, Senator Olamilekan Adeola said since Ali was not in uniform, anybody in mufti could be presumed to be the Customs boss.