Customs Boss Snubs Senate

By Our Correspondent
The Comptroller -General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali, rtd who was summoned to appear before the Senate on Wednesday March 15, said that he cannot appear because he has a management meeting to attend.
Ali In a letter to the Senate and signed by an Assistant Comptroller – General asked the Senate to differ the date of his appearance against the backdrop that the summons coincides with the Routine Management meeting of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS.
The letter was read at plenary by the Clerk of the Senate.
The Senate however kicked against the position of the Customs boss, insisting that he must appear.
In response to the letter, Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan who suggested that a new date be fixed for him to appear, however said that two wrongs cannot make a right.
Lawan’s position was however kicked against by Senator James Manager, Delta South who urged the senators to be firm as the position of the upper chambers was being tested, adding that he met a very strong Senate, “it is still strong and he would want to leave behind a very strong Senate.”
Senator Manager’s position was unanimously taken by the Senators as Senate President Bukola Saraki who presided over plenary insisted that the customs boss must appear in Uniform.
Senate President Saraki also announced that the Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu would appear before the Senate tomorrow for screening.
He also read a letter of resumption from President Muhammadu Buhari intimating the Senators that he has resumed his functions as the President of the country.


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