Comptroller General of Customs Services Summoned by House over Multi-million naira Queries

NigerianCustoms-BadgeThe Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Services, Mr Abdullahi Dikko, has been summoned by the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts to appear before it to answer multi-million naira queries raised against the Customs by the Office of Auditor-General of the Federation from 2007 to 2010.

The House committee, led by Honourable Solomon Adeola, allegedly took turns lambasting the customs boss for his refusal to appear before the committee to defend the service over allegation of financial mismanagement, as reported by the office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.

The chairman of the committee, however, ruled that the Customs boss must appear before it on April 10 to defend the various allegations against the service. According to a member of the committee, Honourable Osita Honourable, “we are not happy, the customs boss cannot be above board. The fact that the CG of Customs is controlling revenue and in charge of too much money does not make him above board.”