NewsExpress banner Firstbank Verve banner Fidelity bank card banner Umm Sulaim's Thoughts Camano banner

Senate slams Customs boss

By News Express on 03/02/2017

Gmail icon

Views: 1,718

Customs boss Hameed Ali.
Customs boss Hameed Ali.

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd), has come under fire from members of the Senate Committee on Customs for taking some actions without the approval of a Customs Board.

The committee invited Colonel Ali to the National Assembly in Abuja to give reasons for certain actions he took in the last few months.

Some of the actions that were criticised by the lawmakers on Thursday include the promoting and dismissal of some officers in the service.

The senators noted that the Customs boss went above his powers in performing the actions without the approval of a Customs Board.

They added that they were not satisfied with the explanations given by the Comptroller-General and frowned at his refusal to wear the uniform of the service.

In a separate session, the lawmakers met with former Comptroller-Generals of Customs to discuss ways of improving the revenue collection of the service, as well as the amendment of the Customs Act.

The committee noted that it would call a public hearing on the amendment of the Customs Act.

In the meantime, the lawmakers said they might reverse some of the decisions made by the Customs boss, as they were made without the approval of a Customs board.

However, a Customs board has not been constituted by the Minister of Finance since the last board was dissolved. (Channels TV)

Source News Express

Posted 03/02/2017 11:22:09 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Buhari leaves for UNGA73 tomorrow

Anambra records increase in road accidents

Buhari warns Armed Forces over human rights abuses...

Exodus hits Benue town •50,000 flee over fear...

Afghan army helicopter crashes killing 25

Flood ravages Kano; kills one person, destroys 40...

Tompolo goes underground to evade arrest: Report

Foundation develops Monitoring Guide to assist oil and...

Zuckerberg fights to save Facebook

FG seals deal with 3 firms for promotion...

Bail-out encourages financial recklessness —Uwazurike

Reschedule UTME for us, disqualified candidates beg JAMB...

 

Latest News Kanu’s lawyer, Ejiofor, cries out from hiding: ‘Anambra Police Command after my life!’ •Petitions British High Commissioner Fear of state terrorism and repression now the beginning of wisdom in Nigeria — Intersociety Three convicted for fraud in Maiduguri CLO tasks Nigerians on patriotism Killer of Kogi PDP women leader confesses •Reveals why they burnt her to death Wike, Oshiomhole clash in Abuja Immigration officer arrested for supplying ammunition to bandits Three kidnappers nabbed while attempting to collect loot Ex-Governors Bafarawa, Wamakko in war of words at Sokoto airport Why presidency turned down Fowler’s request for second term 26 men dressed as women arrested at Kano birthday party Three killed as cultists clash in Lagos

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (570,788 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (456,164 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (406,051 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (341,188 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (307,462 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (291,649 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (261,102 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (260,071 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (241,517 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (228,081 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (203,791 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (200,212 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (111) Business & Economy (4,617) Business Verdict (89) Columnists (1,156) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (221) Entertainment (717) Features (855) Global Business Monitor (497) ICT Monitor (73) International (4,318) Interview (219) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (178) Maggie's Blog (514) News (55,075) Opinion (1,437) Pidgin (18) Politics (11,869) Religion (1,132) Sports (2,252) Stock Watch (40) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera