Following his refusal to appear before the house in his Customs uniform, the Senate today called for the resignation of the Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali.
At plenary today, the temper of the senators flayed up when the clerk of the House read a letter from the Attorney General of the Federation and Chief Justice of Nigeria, Abubakar Malami, stating why Hameed cannot appear before the senate in his uniform.
According to Malami, a suit challenging the authority of the senate to compel the Customs boss to wear his uniform has been filed by an Abuja based lawyer, Mohammed Ibrahim and the senate should maintain status quo until the court gives its ruling on the matter.
Part of the letter reads:
Based on the summons before the court, all matters relating to the issue are now subjudice so status quo is “anti” which means I will not appear until the court makes a pronouncement therefore the situation remains as it is.
The senators thereafter declared Hameed Ali unfit to hold public office calling for his resignation from office