The Nigerian Customs Services has reversed its policy to impound used cars in Nigeria without custom duties.
|Col Ali (Rtd) inspecting a guard of honour mounted by men of the NCS. Image credit: Naij|
According to reports, Nigerian customs said it never contemplated taking any measure to force compliance, adding that the policy was being “misconstrued, misinterpreted and has been blown out of proportion”.
The acting public relations officer of the NCS, Mr. Joseph Atta, said he is disappointed that Nigerians have misinterpreted the policy.
Nigerians condemned the plans by Customs to impound used cars without Custom duties. The Senate ordered them to halt the policy, which they refused.
The Senate however summoned the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd.) to appear in his uniform before the Senate on Wednesday, which he declined.