Monday, June 14, 2021

I’m not appointed to wear uniform, Hameed Ali replies Senate


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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In an apparent response to the Senate’s directive, the Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali, has said that he was not employed to wear uniform.

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He told TVC on Friday that rather, he was appointed to work effectively.

The Senate had ordered him to appear before it on March 15th in his official uniform as a customs officer.

He was summoned by the fuming senators over the new order by the Customs Service for all old vehicles to pay their customs duty.

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Customs offered a 60 per cent rebate for vehicles from 2015 below.

“No! I was not appointed Comptroller General of Customs to wear uniform.

“Does uniform work or the person behind the uniform?

“Am I doing my job or not? I think that should be what should worry the National Assembly” he said.


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