Nigerian Customs have threatened to impound all cars without duties across the country including Nigerian used vehicles.
According to The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd.) the reason for such policy is to generate revenue for the government.
|Men of the Nigerian Customs on parade. Image credit: African Leadership.|
He also stated that the Nigerian customs have given a grace period of March 13 to April 20 2017, for owners of all vehicles within the country, whose customs duty has not been paid, to do so.
Acting Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah, has advised car dealers and car owners within the country who are not sure if their custom duties were paid to visit any customs office nationwide for clarification.
Attah said; “for the avoidance of doubt, all private car owners, who are not sure of the authenticity of their vehicles Customs documents, can also approach the Zonal Offices to verify with a view to complying with the provision of the law”.
However, vehicle dealers and private owners of vehicles without duty will have to forfeit them to the Customs. But stakeholders say this will further impose untold hardship on the populace, who were hitherto finding it tough coping with the economic recession.