Hammed Ali Should Resign – Senate
The Nigerian Senate has called for the resignation of the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd).
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Senate is also asking the Customs CG to cancel the retrospective policy on duties for vehicles.
The senators said on Wednesday that Ali was not fit 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 had read a letter from the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami, advising the Senate to step down the matter of the invitation of the Customs CG.
The clerk explained that the AGF said that the matter was 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 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.