Barring any last minute adjustment, judgment will be delivered today in a suit challenging the appointment of Col Hameed Ali (rtd) as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
The suit was instituted in November 2015 at a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos by a Lagos Lawyer, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa.
Adegboruwa is seeking an 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.
Adegboru is of the opinion that the said gazette stipulated that only those within the rank of Deputy Comptroller General of Customs can be elevated as substantive Comptroller General. He is praying the court to nullify the appointment.