BEVERLY HILLS, March 16, (THEWILL) – The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, Hameed Ali, on Thursday arrived at the National Assembly complex, but was not kitted in Customs uniform as requested by the Senate.
Ali, who arrived at the National Assembly in white native attire and a white cap, was accompanied by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang.
The upper chamber had summoned Ali to appear before it in complete Customs uniform to answer to the parastatal’s plan to seize vehicles without paid duty.
But Ali said he was not appointed to wear uniform, advising the Senate, in a letter, to avail “itself of the legal basis of its decision to compel me to wear uniform. I am similarly taking legal advice on this issue so that both the senate and I will operate within the proper legal framework.”
The Customs C-G had before now failed to appear before the Senate, citing the need to attend a management meeting as his initial reason for failing to honour the Senate’s resolution.