FG: Suspend Land Border Ban On Vehicle Imports- House of Reps

FG: Suspend Land Border Ban On Vehicle Importation- House of RepsThe House of Representatives Committee on Customs and Excise has urged the Federal Government to suspend the ban on the importation of vehicles through the land borders.

The Committee said it came to this resolution after series of deliberations on December 8th, 2016.

Following the deliberations, the House Committee on Customs has also written to the management of the Nigerian Customs Service to acquaint them with the observations and urgent need for necessary administrative action

Subsequently, the Committee has invited the National President of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) Prince Olayiwola Shittu for an interactive session tomorrow, January 17, 2017.

This is coming fast on the heels of the criticisms of the ban by most stakeholders in the port sector.

The Committee urged the Federal Government to ensure that the law enforcement agencies especially those working at the border posts remain diligent in ensuring that import charges through the land borders are paid and remitted to the Federal Government.

On the issue of smuggling, the House Committee advised the government to install sophisticated border security equipment to effectively monitor the border environs, curb smuggling and ensure maximum revenue generation on all lawfully imported goods.

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