Nigerian Senator representing Kogi West in the red chamber, Dino Melaye, has come under attack after he took to Instagram to show off the the 100KVA Generator he bought for Aiyetoro Community in Kogi State, which he said is a promise fulfilled.
The generator photo came with the caption;
Promise fulfilled. 100 KVA Generator supplied to Aiyetoro Kiri community courtesy SDM.
However Nigerians who stormed Dino Melaye’s page, asked if buying the community a generator was the best decision he could come up with.
Recall that we reported that Nigerian Senators and Custom Boss Col. Hameed Ali (retd) are now in a bitter faceoff, triggered by remarks made by the Chairman ad- hoc committee on “Economic Waste in the Nigerian Customs Service”, Senator Dino Melaye, over the manner in which the Senate delegation was received at the Customs Abuja headquarters.
Recall that the Nigerian Senate and Col. Ali, had a long row over his refusal to appear before the upper chamber in uniform.what was meant to be a routine visit by senators at the Customs headquarters, turned out to be more.
According to Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West in the red chamber, it was a breach of protocol for the Custom Boss to casually meet the delegation at the conference room, noting that the ushering in the senators had been the practice with statutory bodies, such as Immigration, Prisons and others, over the years.
Dino Melaye who argued that Customs management was more or less that of the Senate, said;
“Before reading the prepared speech of the committee, let me make this small remark on what we have just observed here in form of breach of protocols.
“Mr CG, rather than meeting us here at the conference room by way of courtesy, you are supposed to have met us at the ground floor on arrival into the premises.
“That has been the practice of statutory bodies headed by Chief Executive Officers like you. Relevant Senate committees have over the years been accorded this by bosses of Immigration Service, Prison Service and others, making us to wonder why it is not so here today under your leadership.
“Therefore, before proceeding further, on account of this observation , we want the Customs management to know that the presence of this committee before it implies that the Senate itself is before it to put things in order as regards the economic waste taking place in the Customs Service requiring the seriousness it deserves from you and the entire management.”