Senate Summons Custom Boss Over Ban On Fuel Supply
By Fidel Oseghale
Senate has summoned the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali, to explain why he stopped the supply of petroleum products to filling stations within 25 kilometres to the nation’s borders.
In a motion sponsored by Senator Odebiyi Tolulope, the senate described the directive as a knee jerk approach to a modern problem.
The lawmakers also asked the agency to ensure a steady supply of petroleum products through identified suppliers and registered filing stations. In his remark, President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan, stressed the need to engage with the Customs authorities in the country for a holistic policy approach in the best interest of Nigerians.
The Upper Chamber called on the customs boss to urgently explore the usage of modern technology in tracking and scheduling petroleum trucks that undertake business with border towns.