Customs refutes media report, says Hameed Ali is hale and hearty


Contrary to media report stating that the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd.) had slumped and was consequently flown abroad for medical treatment, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said that the CGC is hale and hearty and not ill as reported by the medium.

The National Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Customs Service, DC Timi Bomodi who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday observed that while the motive for concocting that story was unknown to the Service, “we want to reassure all our stakeholders and well-meaning Nigerians that all is well health-wise with the Comptroller General.”

“We believe that good health and life itself are gifts from God Almighty and those to whom these gifts are bestowed are blessed indeed.

“Anyone who will think so negatively as to attribute ill health to a healthy person should be mindful of the legal consequences of spreading falsehood and take cognizance of the fact that karma itself is unsparing in its exactitude”, Bomodi said.

He noted that the Comptroller General who throughout his tenure had sacrificed his time and energy to drive the reforms agenda of the present administration had earned remarkable successes in restructuring and raising unprecedented revenue for the Service.

He added that it was a common knowledge to the Service that some persons were trying to take advantage of his absence resulting from a well earned official leave to stir unnecessary controversy in the polity.

This, he said, would not distract the NCS Management from carrying out its brief as it sought to rebuild a world-class institution worthy of the prayers and support of all Nigerians.

Photo: Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

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