Lagos - A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Friday struck out a suit a challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Hameed Ali as the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, reports Premium Times.
The case was filed, in November 2015, by a human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa.
Adegboruwa had in the suit sought the interpretation of the court as to whether the President can appoint anyone as comptroller-general of customs without complying with section 3 of the Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria made on March 25, 2002.
He argued that the said gazette stipulated that only those within the rank of Deputy Comptroller General of Customs can be elevated as substantive comptroller general.
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Adegboruwa had urged the court to nullify Ali's appointment.
But the court in its ruling on Friday struck out the matter.
Presiding judge, Justice Sale Hassan said the court lacks jurisdiction on the matter.
- News 24