‘I Have Another Meeting on Wednesday,’ Customs Boss Hameed Ali Snubs Senate Invitation

The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, Hameed Ali, has written the Nigerian Senate, notifying the lawmakers he will not appear before them on Wednesday as expected.

The Senate Clerk read Mr. Ali’s letter to the Senate on Tuesday.

Ali was summoned last Thursday over the planned implementation of penalties on vehicles without duty payment.

In its resolution, the Senate said Mr. Ali must appear in appropriate Customs uniform which he has never been publicly seen to have worn since he assumed office

Ali fired back at the Senate, asking the lawmakers to show interest in his work not his apparel.

In his letter, he said he had to attend an NCS meeting; but the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawann said that reason was not tenable.


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