The Federal Government on Monday announced a ban on importation of vehicles into the country through the land borders.
The National Public Relations Officer of the Service, Mr. Wale Adeniyi who confirmed the development in a press release he issued said the ban covered both new and used vehicles.
While stating that the ban was sequel to Presidential directive restricting all vehicle import to Nigerian seaports only, the Customs spokesman disclosed that the ban was to take effect from 1st January, 2017.
He therefore requested importer of vehicles through the land borders to make effective use of the grace period of up till the 31st of December to clear their vehicle import landed in the neighboring ports.
According to Adeniyi,”Importation of vehicles into Nigeria through the land borders have been banned by the Federal Government. The prohibition order covers all new and used vehicles.
“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.
“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 utilize the grace period up till 31st December 2016 to clear their vehicle imports landed in neighbouring Ports”.
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