The Nigerian Senate has agreed to issue a warrant for the arrest of the comptroller general of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali.
The senators on Wednesday, March 15, during a plenary unanimously passed a motion to issue the warrant that will compel Ali appear before it on today, March 16.
The Senate decision came after Ali failed to appear before the Red Chamber.
He had in a letter to the Senate wrote that he (Ali) would not be able to appear before them because he was bereaved.
The customs boss had in recent time had series of confrontation with the Senate after the senators requested that he (Ali) must appear before them dressed in a custom’s uniform.
However, Ali, a retired Nigerian army colonel in his response said will not wear uniform as he was only appointed to work and reform the Nigeria Customs Service.
In his defence, Ali also said he cannot be mandated to wear customs’ ‘Khaki’ as a retired senior officer of the Nigerian army, although this claim has been debunked by a former custom boss Bello Haliru.
Haliru in a recent interview said that wearing uniform as a comptroller general is part of the service’s regulation.