The senate has asked Hameed Ali, comptroller general of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) to reappear before it on Wednesday, March 22, in his customs uniform.
The senate, presided by Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy senate president, took a voice vote on Ali’s refusal to appear before the house in uniform, and many voted against listening to him on policies, until he appeared in uniform.
The upper legislative chamber has been having a running battle with the Customs boss over appearing before it in uniform. Ali has insisted on going on mufti, saying he is heading Customs as a political appointee, and not a career Customs Officer.
Earlier, the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, who was presiding over the affairs of the legislative house, had asked Ali why he appeared before the Senate without uniform, Ali replied that there was no law that compelled him to dress in uniform.