Reps Summon Customs Boss Over Payment Of N250m To Unlicensed Firm

Hameed-Ali

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) has been called upon by the House of Representatives to come and defend the alleged payment of N250 million to unlicensed brokerage firm.

The summon order was given by Adekunle Akinlade Abdulkabir, leader of the Members of the House Committee on Insurance during an interactive session with the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Guinea Insurance Plc, Mrs. Isioma Omoshie-Okokukuwas at the National Assembly, Abuja.

The committee has been probing allegations of wrongdoings between insurance outfits and ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of government from 2013 to 2015.

The lawmakers wondered why the customs deliberately refused to make submissions to his committee on the issue.

According to Abdulkabir, the Customs boss is expected to appear before the committee on Wednesday this week to explain why the Service disbursed over N250 million commission to Fortis, an unlicensed brokerage firm in defiance of laid down rules guiding the insurance sector during the period under review.

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