Senate Asks Customs CG To Resign
The Nigerian Senate wants the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd), to resign because he is unfit to hold any public office.
They were obviously angered by his failure to appear before the Senate on Wednesday.
The clerk of the Senate read a letter from the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), advising the Senate to step down the matter of the invitation of the Customs CG.
He explained that since the matter is in court, deliberating on it would be subjudice but the lawmakers would have none of that.
Of course, the AGF would also not escape their lashing as they accused him of incompetence and flaming division between the National Assembly and the Presidency.
The Senate had asked the Customs CG to cancel the retrospective policy on duties for vehicles which he adhered to but the lawmakers insisted he must appear before them.
Against the demand of the senators, Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali appeared at the National Assembly complex in mufti.
He was, however, sent out when he appeared on the floor of the Senate.
This was done through a voice vote during plenary presided by Senate Deputy President, Ike Ekweremadu on Thursday.