The Senate Committee on Customs has quizzed Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd), Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, over some of his actions perceived as arbitrary and done without recourse to Customs board.
Some of the actions include the promoting and dismissal of some Customs officers. The senators said Ali went beyond his powers and expressed dissatisfaction over explanations purportedly offered. The senators also frowned at Ali’s refusal to wear customs uniform.
The committee said it would call for a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Customs Act.
By Adefola Ademosu