The senate on Tuesday summoned Hameed Ali, controller-general of customs, over the plan to seize vehicles without customs duty.
The resolution of the senate was prompted by the decision of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) to go ahead with its plan to collect duty on vehicles.
On Tuesday, the senate had asked the NCS to suspend the decision.
But the NCS went ahead to offer 60 percent rebate on the duty.
The senate also insisted that Ali must appear in customs uniform.
“The senate will take a resolution and an agency of government will have the temerity, will have the guts, the strength to blatantly disregard the Nigerian senate. It is a very dark day for democracy,” said Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, while moving the motion.
“I’m a member of the customs committee, I want to educate some of us today, the position of CGC is rank, as I speak today, the deputy controller of customs is next promotion is CGC. I asked him in the committee why he is not wearing uniform rank and he said uniformed men don’t wear uniform twice.
“I reminded him that he retired as a colonel and General Ananiah retired as a general and was appointed as the corps marshal of the FRSC, and proudly wears the uniform of the road safety.
“If we are taking a decision of the people and agency disrespects the Nigerian senate, however we will need to check this properly. If they are taking duty on Nigerian road but if the president is passing no customs officer will stop him and ask for papers, they will salute and they will pass.
“The senate resolves to that we invite the CGC to appear in plenary with his uniform to either justify or falsify this statement.”
It was resolved that Ali should appear on Wednesday in plenary after the motion was put to a voice vote.