Senators, Customs disagree over protocol


Hameed Ali, Customs Comptroller-General

The Senate and the Comptroller General (CG) of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Mr Hameed Ali, on Monday disagreed over protocol-related matters.

The disagreement was sequel to the visit of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Waste in the Nigeria Customs Service to the Customs Headquarters, Abuja.

The lingering feud between the duo resurfaced Monday as senators and the CG engaged in an argument bordering on failure of the latter to accord the former anticipated protocol.

Chairman of the Committee, Senator Dino Melaye said that the Customs CG was expected to have received the committee members into the premises and not just meeting them at the conference room.

He said the protocol had been the practice with statutory bodies like Customs, Immigration, Prisons, etc, over the years and wondered why such etiquette was not accorded the…

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