Hameed Ali arrives Senate, without uniform

Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs, Hameed Ali arriving the Nigerian Senate

The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali, has arrived the National Assembly ahead of the rescheduled hearing during which he is expected to brief the Senate on the proposed policy on vehicle duty payment.

Mr. Ali entered the National Assembly around 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, and was ushered into the office of the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Senate Matters, Ita Enang.

Following his failure to appear before the Senate as earlier expected, the Senate had on Wednesday invoked Section 89 of the constitution to compel him to appear Thursday or risk arrest.

Although the Customs has suspended the controversial policy Wednesday morning in obedience to the Senate, the lawmakers insisted he must appear before them.

But against the demand of the lawmakers, Mr. Ali came to the National Assembly in a white mufti, not “appropriate” uniform as demanded by lawmakers.

The Senate is at the moment in an executive session believed to be for deliberation on how to treat Mr. Ali when he appears without uniform.

His briefing is the Senate’s first business of the day.


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  • kinsly

    Useless Senate. Chasing about Uniforms instead of making laws. Tomorrow they will say the colour of shoes for him to wear. The most criminal Senate in the History of Mankind.

    • abubakar yussif

      Tell them ooo every arm of gov’t wants to prove its power forgetting why they were all elected in the first place what a shame we brought onto ourselves

    • Francis Agbali

      The colour of custom uniform is not in question. Stop running ahead of yourself. The senate you are insulting is the people represented – so stop insulting Nigerians.

      • Sun Tzu

        They lost there power as representative of the people since the people realize they are only representing there personal interest

  • John A

    This man is too arrogant, there are rules and regulations in every company.
    There are areas in a company where safety helmet, safety boots are compulsory, him not appearing before the senate in uniform is simple disobedience.

    • FreeNigeria

      Our government is useless, bunch of clowns. They’ve reduced Nigeria to nothing

      • Francis Agbali

        John is correct. Lets not mix issues. The senate is not government per se. The senate is the people of Nigeria represented.

  • Man_Enough

    let heaven fall.

    • Francis Agbali

      F***! If any of us were summoned would we act like he did?



  • Bimbo.

    He has an excuse nah. The tailor contracted to sew the uniform says its not ready. Should he tie the raw material like wrapper and appear before Senate like that. I beg, I no fit laff.

    • Francis Agbali

      It is a shame when Nigerian support lawlessness. The comptroller of Customs is not a political appointee per se over the custom, he is a statutory ofgiver with requisite tactical experience for which appearing in uniform should be no issue. Refusing to do so is simply testing the weight of the senate and if Nigerians know what that means, it should be considered an affront to the entire Nigerian people who are represented in the Senate. This APC hooliganism creating an obsession in so called hailers needs to be addressed.

  • Ijie Ben Asuelimen

    Sahara Reporters should assist Custom to investigate if Wife Beater-Dino Meleye paid right duties for his attention seeking campus babes searching vehicles.

    • Francis Agbali

      Wide mouth! You don’t need to ask. Go and steal N38m, buy such a car and don’t pay the duty? Sahara reporters have become the law???