Friday, 23 October 2015

Buhari’s Customs Boss Flies Private Jet

Colonel Hameed Ali (Rtd), the Comptroller-General of Customs, was spotted flying a private jet to Lagos state.

Ali was seen as he started a 5-day familiarization visit to Customs formations and stakeholders in Lagos.

Nigerians on Facebook wondered why customs boss can’t use normal flights.

Adedara Emmanuel: “Customs boss using private jet and you complain of NNPC?”

Baba Gana Dibal: “The jet is owned by the Nigeria Customs Service and was bought under GEJ/Okonjo-Iweala/Dikko watch. Many Nigerians cried foul at the N1.5 billion price but were ignored. Let’s watch and see what the PMB administration will do with the excess government jets in the coming months.”

Ofomola Paul: “Even customs boss can’t travel via commercial flight?”

Taofeek Adeyinka: “Non uniform Comptroller of Custom, acting in full capacity without confirmation from the senate. Impunity, nepotism, and change.”

Tamonoene Israel: “He’s using private jet, we are fighting corruption.”

Talent Sidi: “Don’t get me wrong, I totally admire this man, but why waste tax payers money on private jets. Cost of landing, parking, fueling for one day runs into hundreds of thousands. What’s wrong with these people and private jets..?”

Charles Adolphus: “Customers service is still corrupt and still houses thieves who charge excessively.”

Ali’s appointment as the new customs boss by President Muhammadu Buhari was announced on Thursday August 27.

Col Ali reportedly served as Buhari’s chief of staff for nearly five years up till the time he won the presidential election.

The 60-year-old Ali played very active role in the funding of Buhari’s campaign as head of the Crowd Funding Project.