Customs Chief Ali To Honour Senate’s Summon

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, has met with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, suggesting he will appear before the Senate on Thursday.

Ali had earlier written to the Senate stating that he could not attend to the summon because it coincided with a routine management meeting of the NCS.

Punch reports that Ali had met with Saraki on Tuesday evening after he was advised by the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang, to do so before he appears before the Senate on Wednesday.

He had met with the Majority Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, before moving to Saraki’s office, where they had a closed-door meeting.

 

Further reports say Ali had written a second letter to the Senate to shift his earlier ground. Unlike the first letter which was signed by an Assistant Comptroller General, Ali personally signed the second letter.

 

Ademola Aderele

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