Despite suspending controversial motor duty policy, Senate insists Customs boss, Ali, must appear on Thursday

The senate has resolved that the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, must appear before it on Thursday.

This is even as the customs last night suspended the controversial motor import duty payment policy for which the senate had summoned him to appear and explain on Wednesday.

It was thought that the suspension would put paid to the invitation which the CG is avoiding purportedly due to the senate’s insistence that he must appear in Customs uniform. But the senate insisted that he must appear on Thursday as the invitation was not about an individual.

Senator George Sekibo (PDP, Rivers), moved the motion to compel Hameed Ali to appear. The motion was seconded by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

They threatened to issue an arrest warrant against himif he fails to appear.

An attempt by Senate Chief Whip, Sola Adeyeye, to amend the motion was vehemently rejected by the senators.




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