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I Was Employed To Work, Not To Wear Uniform – Customs Boss Ali replies Senate

In an apparent response to the Senate’s directive that he should appear before them in uniform, the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ali, has said that he was not employed to wear uniform.

He told TVC on Friday that rather, he was appointed to work effectively and deliver.

The Senate had ordered Ali to appear before it on March 15th in his official uniform as a customs officer.

He was summoned by the fuming senators over the new order by the Customs Service for all old vehicles to pay their customs duty.

Customs offered a 60 percent rebate for vehicles from 2015 below.

“No! I was not appointed Comptroller General of Customs to wear uniform. Does Uniform work or the person behind the uniform?

"If we suspect that smuggled items are taken into your house, we have the right to cordone that house and go in to search.

“Am I doing my job or not? I think that should be what should worry the National Assembly,” he said.

22 comments:

  1. Even if you are doing your job. You are expected to obey

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    1. Which law is he disobeying?

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  2. i think he should still put on the uniform!

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  3. this man sure has some guts..will be a dramatic meeting come march 15..no matter how old you are and the position you initially retired from you should obey the law,if you feel the army is bigger than thn NCS then dont accept it rather than come and feel big

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  4. Oga Ade wear uniform to identify you as a custom officer

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  5. Sure bt u must follow d rules of ur office

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  6. It's part of your job to wear it. if you are more than the uniform then you should have regeted the offer at first. Arrogant people kawai

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  7. Hassan Aderemi10 March, 2017 21:30

    NASS should engage the Comptroller General of Custom in more serious & germaine issue in the activities of the customs rather than leaving the proverbial leprosy untreated to focus on the treatment of ringworm.

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  8. Thank you my dear custom boss. Elements of corruption are full of national assembly. I don't know what wearing uniform has to do with competency.

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  9. Where in the constitution was it stated that a Custom Boss apponted must wear uniform. He was never a custom personnel and his boss knew that b4 he called him 2 service.

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  10. Is this part of their task in the Senate?

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  11. Wearing or not it's of no use to to the society,, is it bcoz u guys engaged in lucrative buz? allow him Pls it's d only sector assisting d economic situation.

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  12. Retired soldiers are not to wear any other uniform.
    Have you seen Buhari/Obj as democratically elected president, wearing military uniform; unlike the way Goodluck use to wear it?

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  13. This man Ali, is very arrogant... That military blood & pride has not left his him

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  14. All is well...
    Working is good, but uniform is identity...

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  15. Wearing uniform does not deprived you of any thing but to avert problem wear your uniform on that day you are summoned.

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  16. All this talk are not relevant what matters most is whether he is performing up to expectation.

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