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Nigeria bans importation of vehicles

Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali

Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali, Customs boss


The Nigerian government has banned the importation of vehicles through the land borders .

“The prohibition order covers all new and used vehicles, according to a statement by the Public Relations Officer of Nigeria Customs Service, Wale Adeniyi.

Adeniyi 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,

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“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 said.

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