ABUJA – The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd.), has arrived the National Assembly without wearing the complete Customs uniform as directed by the Senate where he would appear before the Senators at the Chambers soon. Ali, who arrived at around 9:30 a.m., went straight to the office of the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki.
He was led to the office by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang. Ali, who dressed in white caftan, white cap and black shoes to match, went to Enang’s office at 10:36 a.m. shortly after Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and other principal officers entered the chambers. Enang is also dressed in white.
The Senate had yesterday ordered Ali to unfailingly appear before it by 10am today in complete Customs uniform to explain the agency’s earlier planned policy on duty on vehicles and other recent acts of the Customs.
Ali has refused to wear the Customs uniform since his appointment over a year ago, arguing that as a retired soldier, he should not be seen putting any other uniform. (News Express)