Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs, Hameed Ali, was turned back by the Nigerian Senate for failing to appear in his official uniform.

When asked by the Senate why he appeared out of uniform, Ali responded by saying he was unaware of any law that compelled him to stand before the chamber in uniform.

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A motion to send Ali out of the chamber until he was properly dressed was moved by Senator George Sekibo, and was seconded by Senator Barnabas Gemade.

Ali had previously ignored requests to appear before the Senate, who had resolved to issue a warrant for his arrest if he didn’t turn up.

He was expected to brief the Senate on the proposed policy on vehicle duty payment.