The lawmakers said as the chief executive of the security outfit, Ali should lead by example.
Punch reported that the Customs boss had appeared before the Senate on Thursday, after he failed to show up on Wedenesday as initially scheduled. He also came in mufti despite the insistence of the lawmakers that he should appear before it in uniform.
His failure to show up had angered the lawmakers, and they compelled him to appear today (Thursday).
When asked by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu why he failed to appear before the lawmakers in uniform as requested, Ali said the Senate did not state in its last letter to him that he should appear in uniform.
Ekweremadu, however, said the last letter only served as a reminder of the first letter to him, in which he was asked to come in uniform.
Posted by Juliet Ekwebelam