Wearing Customs uniform will belittle Hammed Ali – Former Governor, Jemibewon | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper f

David Jemibewon, a retired major general and former governor of defunct Western State, has weighed in on the ongoing faceoff between the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service and the Senate.

Mr. Jemibewon said the demand from the senators was unnecessary.

“We tend to create controversy where there ought not to be controversy. In a situation we are today, we should not be focusing on wearing a uniform,” Mr. Jemibewon said.

Nonetheless, he threw his support behind Mr. Ali, describing him as a fine military man who should not belittle himself with Customs uniform.

“It would be belittling the position of the uniform of a member of the Armed forces,” Mr. Jemibewon said.

Mr. Jemibewon, a former Minister of Police Affairs, said he would have resigned if anyone had compelled him to wear police uniform as a minister.

“There was no way anybody could have compelled me to wear uniform. I would have resigned,” Mr. Jemibewon said.

“Even if the law said so I would have resigned.”

Mr. Jemibewon also admitted that he doesn’t know what Customs rules and regulations stipulate, but repeated that an Army officer should be above a Customs’ uniform.

“The highest patriotic body in any country in the world is the Army,” Mr. Jemibewon said. “You don’t expect someone who has risen to that position in the Army to wear customs uniform.”

“Here is a man who has excelled in his military career and you’re asking that one to wear Customs uniform? I don’t see how that will ensure competence and efficiency.”

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  1. Correct!! Please let those thieves in the NASS hear and focus on their jobs instead of pursuing uniforms.

  2. If Hameed Ali will be belittled by Customs's uniforms, then Comptroller-General's position will equally belittle him. So, let him opt out. Jemibewon should let us know if he means that Hameed Ali is too 'big' to serve Nigeria. He wears uniforms to represent Nigeria and not his bloated ego. That much should clear to you all maniacs.

    1. True, if the uniform will belittle him then his occupying the position is belittling him. Let him resign and save his face.

  3. Yoruba! Whenwill U guys change?Jemibewon U are a GOAT!

    1. Your Ancestor is a Donkey. Dirty Biafran

  4. If Jemibewon believes that Hamed Ali is too big to wear a Customs uniform as a retired Army Colonel, why then did he accept the belittled position and job of a Comptroller General of Customs? I think the best thing, as Jemibewon, as suggested is for the retired Colonel to resign.

  5. Who does he (Ali)think he is. Even is creator humbles Himself

  6. I just think Ali should just put pen to paper, if you is a lesser office to the one you have held before then why in the first you accepted the job ? My dear please come down from your white horse and wear the uniform otherwise say goodbye and remain your rtd colonel .

  7. If he feels wearing the uniform will belittle Ali he should resign quitely I m sure senior officers are to handle that postion even better I wonder how a rtd military officer happen to even be CUstoms Director general,Nigeria na wa ooo


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