The Senate, on Thursday, walked out the Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali, over his refusal to be properly kitted in his service uniforms.
The Customs boss arrived the Senate Wing of the National Assembly at about 9.30, long before lawmakers came to the chamber for the day’s legislative business.
He was however ushered into the chamber by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang at about 12.05 noon.
Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Bala Na’Allah, started the move against Alli, when he told him that he could not be accommodated, following his refusal to wear his Service uniforms.
His position was put in a proper perspective by Senator George Sekibo, who moved a motion that Ali be walked out for failing to follow the Senate’s order.
His motion was supported by Senator Barnabas Gemade. The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu who presided over the day’s legislative business, thereafter, lampooned Ali.
He was pointedly told that he should return next Wednesday in proper service uniforms or face proper sanctions.
He was thereafter walked out