Senate

The Senate has asked the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd.), to come back on Wednesday in uniform.

The lawmakers said as the chief executive of the security outfit, Ali should lead by example.




The Customs boss had appeared before the Senate on Thursday, after he failed to show up on Wednesday as initially scheduled. He also came in mufti despite the insistence of the lawmakers that he should appear before it in uniform.

His failure to show up had angered the lawmakers, and they compelled him to appear today (Thursday).

When asked by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu why he failed to appear before the lawmakers in uniform as requested, Ali said the Senate did not state in its last letter  to him that he should appear in uniform.

Your letter didn’t say I should appear in uniform, Ali tells Senate

Ekweremadu, however, said the last letter only served as a reminder of the first letter to him, in which he was asked to come in uniform.

Details later…

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