Senate calls for resignation of customs CG

Senate calls for resignation of customs CG

The Nigerian Senate has called for the resignation of the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd), saying he is unfit to hold any public office.


 

 The Senate made this declaration after the Customs CG failed 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, as the matter is in court and deliberating on it would be subjudice.

The letter elicited strong reactions from lawmakers who accused the AGF of incompetence and flaming division between the National Assembly and the Presidency.

The Senate is also asking the Customs CG to cancel the retrospective policy on duties for vehicles.

The Customs CG had earlier said that he will not appear before the Senate until court ruling.

The development, followed a suit filed by an Abuja based lawyer, Mohammed Ibrahim, seeking a perpetual injunction restraining the National Assembly from compelling the CG to wear uniform in performance of his duties.

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