“We went there but we couldn’t find them. So the option before us is that it is easier for the camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for us to find some of these names here,” said Shehu Sani.
The senate on Thursday approved the appointment of 45 out of the 47 non-career ambassadors by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The current face-off between the Senate and the executive arm of government is anything but over, following the failure of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, to honour an invitation by the upper legislative chamber.
The Senate has called for the resignation of the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, saying that he is not fit to hold public office.
Senate President Bukola Saraki has denied allegations that he imported a luxury vehicle which was seized by the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, for failure to pay import duty.
Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali,has said that the Customs Service has put a stop to cases of highly influential Nigerians who use their influence to illegally bring expensive items including exotic vehicles into the country without paying appropriate duties on them.
Two days after his nomination as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, was rejected by the Nigerian Senate, leading anti-corruption organization, Transparency International, has invited Ibrahim Magu as a guest speaker during its 2017 conference in London.
“The Presidency will respond to the non-clearance of Magu as EFCC boss, after it receives official communication in writing from the Senate,” Adesina tweeted.
The Senate has ordered the Comptroller General, CG, of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, Hameed Ali, to reappear before it in his complete uniform next week Wednesday.
The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has said that the report by the Department of State Services, DSS, which indicted him, cannot be proven and therefore not credible.