Reps Bar President From Apppinting Non-Customs Officer As CG

The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, considered and adopted the report by its Committee on Customs and Excise on a bill to repeal the Customs and Excise Management Act 1958.

The legislation is titled, ‘Bill for an Act to Repeal the Customs and Excise Management Act, Cap C45, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and Enact the Nigeria Customs Service Bill.’
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Part of the amendments to the CEMA is the restriction of controller-general appointment to the serving officers of the Nigeria Customs Service.

If the President, Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), signs the reviewed CEMA into law, the current Controller-General of the NCS, Hammed Ali, a retired Colonel of the Nigerian Army he appointed to head the Service, will be the last non-Customs officer to occupy the office.

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