…as NCS Says CGC Alli Did Not Award 191 Contracts in a Day
The House of Representatives has set up a sub-committee to conduct further investigation on unspent funds in the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) for a period of 10 years, sequel to the inability of its Committee on that issue , to conclude investigation on the matter for which it invited the Comptroller General of the Service, Colonel Hameed Ali(rtd) .
The House Investigative committee on unspent funds played host to the Customs Comptroller General yesterday, with the focus of carrying out investigation in the Customs , for a period between 2010 to 2020.
But the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Customs , Deputy Comptroller ,Joseph Attah in a Statement, said that while the CG of Customs appeared before the committee, he was asked questions on contracts that were even awarded before his appointment as CGC.
The PRO alleged that ‘’there were obvious mix and discrepancies in the investigation, hence the committee suggested and set up a sub- committee ,which included members of the National Assembly and the Service to iron out the grey areas before the presentation of their report’’.
He thus expressed surprise that some mischief makers through online platforms, went to town with twisted narrative that ,191 illegal contracts were awarded by the CGC in one day, adding that , the information was not true, and does not represent the true position of what transpired at the committee’s seating.