Category: Vox pop

Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali

Should only career officers head Customs?

Customs head should ideally be a member of the service. I said ideally because it depends on the strategic fit of those in there in terms of ability to manage the...

Nigeria Railway Corporation

Do you see this administration transforming the railway to its former days?

Railway system has been grossly neglected in Nigeria. This is largely due to its inability to enjoy much patronage from the public. Compared to other means of...

Buhari-Presents-Budget

Will the 2017 budget pull Nigeria out of recession?

The 2017 budget is not for the common man on the street because it has no interest of the common man in it and so, the budget will only enrich the privilege in the...

rice

Do you think Nigeria can attain self-sufficiency in rice production by 2018?

  Yes. It is attainable if the Federal and State Governments mean business. I feel the Federal Government should invest massively in high-quality rice fields in every...

Are you satisfied with the handling of the huge cash discovered by EFCC in Ikoyi?

  No, I am not satisfied. It is clear to all that this matter could have been better handled.Houses do not fall from the sky. The amount of money we were told was found...

smuggle

Do you support death penalty for smugglers?

The people that should be given death penalty are our corrupt leaders who are embezzling the money of this country, all in the name of politics and power. If our leaders...

Do you think online auction of seized goods by Customs will work?

Do you think online auction of seized goods by Customs will work?

I believe it will work because these are goods, people use on daily basis. Rather than Customs confiscating them, it would help the economy if they auction them out.The...

Saraki

Do you support the purchase of the controversial bulletproof Range Rover worth $298,000 by the Senate?

  I do not support the Senate using huge amount to purchase a mere car because he has security men/personnel available always at his disposal. Such money should...

Will xenophobic attacks affect Nigeria-South Africa trade relations?

Will xenophobic attacks affect Nigeria-South Africa trade relations? 

I want to be very direct to say that the fact remains that it will affect every form of relationship within these two countries not just the trade aspect alone. This...

Ali

Should Customs Comptroller General – Hameed Ali wear uniform?

  The Customs service is an organisation that thrives on discipline and that is why it is expected that the Comptroller General wears the uniform as an example for...

A welcome ban on land border car importation

Do you support Customs seizing vehicles over non-payment of duty?

I support Customs seizing vehicles on the road over non-payment of duty especially at this time when the country is in recession. The only source of income for the...

Were you surprised to hear that some Nigerians now import garri from India?

It is quite surprising that garri can be imported into Nigeria. According to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations report, Nigeria is leading in world...