Buhari To Back Customs Boss Ali Against Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari may take sides with the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (retd.), in his ongoing face-off with the Senate over his failure to wear uniform.

Senators had on Thursday attacked Ali for honouring their invitation without wearing a uniform.

They, therefore, asked him to return on Wednesday in the complete Customs uniform.

The position of the Presidency is that no law compels Ali to wear a uniform.

A source who is familiar with the development said the position was based on legal advice made available to the President by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).

The source added that the government’s stand is that there is a clear separation of powers among the three arms of government.

He said the position of the Presidency was that lawmakers could not make laws and enforce the laws themselves.

“The AGF has advised that no law compels a political appointee to wear any uniform. And again, the legislature makes laws, but they don’t have the power to enforce those laws.”


  1. oya senate wetin una wan talk now?

  2. This is getting interesting, when you place emphasis more on uniform than performance, misplaced priority.

  3. I want to be told of a Senate that is more corrupt, unproductive and useless than this Saraki-led upper house.

  4. " law makers could not make laws and enforce law" so said by the presidency, So my question is why is the presidency so sluggish to intervene both the issue of Ali and Magu. Is it at the point of deterioration that president will intervene?

  5. He really needs quick intervention because this senators are ready to ruin your administration

  6. Oladimeji Seun19 March, 2017 20:42

    This so called sinators no dey shame at all.

  7. We are watching to see the end of all this saga


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