Government bans importation of vehicles through land borders

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The Federal Government has place an outright ban on importation of all types of vehicles into the country through the land borders.

The Customs Public Relations Officers, Wale Adeniyi, confirmed this in a statement he issued yesterday, said the order takes effect January 1st, 2017.

He said: “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 equal to a Presidential Directive restricting all vehicle imports to Nigeria to seaports only. The order takes effect from 1st January 2017.

“The restriction of 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 period up till 31st December 2016 to clear their vehicle imports landed in neighbouring ports” he said.

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