When hubris goes to bed with obduracy, they sire impunity, a wild-eyed son. This is the case with the retired Col. Hameed Ali’s defiance of the Senate. But let’s be upfront with it: this column is of the opinion that Ali, Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), must either GO answer the call of the Nigerian Senate or quit the service. This is the considered stand of this column on yet another matter that has not only vacated the realms of logic and commonsense, but diminishes the essence of the Buhari administration each day it lasts.
This column was to interrogate the loud tales of agric exploits in Nigeria in the midst of intensified smuggling and rising cost of foodstuff. But this protracted folly has become a numbing distraction not only on this space, but for the Presidency, the Senate and indeed the entire polity. Eventually, the CGC, the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and indeed the Presidency, only managed to tread th..