FG bans importation of vehicles through land borders from January

The Federal Government said on Monday that the importation of vehicles into Nigeria through the land borders has been banned.

The Public Relations Officer of Customs, Mr.Wale Adeniyi said this in a statement Monday. According to him, “The prohibition order covers all new and used vehicles.

Adeniyi further said, “The ban is sequel to a Presidential Directive restricting all vehicle imports to Nigeria Sea Ports only.

“The order takes effect from 1st January 2017. Explaining further, he said, “The restriction on importation of vehicles follows that of rice, whose imports have been banned through the land borders since April 2016.

“Importers of vehicles through the land borders are requested to utilise the grace up till 31st December 2016 to clear their vehicle imports landed in neighbouring ports.” He concluded in the statement.


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