Senate calls for the resignation of customs boss, Hameed Ali

The Senate on wednesday, March 22, declared the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali, unfit to hold any public office in Nigeria.

The Senate consequently called for his immediate resignation from the position of Customs CG.

This followed the anger expressed by senators after Hameed Ali failed to appear before senators today due to a pending court case on whether he should wear the Customs uniform to appear before senators.

Senators also condemned the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami, for writing the Senate, advising it not to consider Hameed Ali’s appearance today due to the court case.

The described the AGF’s action as an attempt to derail the Senate from carrying out its constitutional responsibility as enshrined in the constitution.

Senators also called for the total cancellation of the Customs policy on payment of vehicles duty while working out a measure for proper collection of duty at the point of entry.

They also resolved to send a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on their resolution for him to caution his appointees not to interfere in matters that do not concern them, especially issues that have to do with other arms of government.

The Senate will send the same resolution to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

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