We will seize vehicles bought through land borders, Customs warns Nigerians 

Ban on importation of vehicles will increase smuggling - Don

As the top Customs management says there is no going back from enforcement on ban of vehicles importation through land borders in the country, the Custom Area Controller (CAC) of Seme Command, Comptroller Victor Dimka, has warned importers to stay away from buying vehicles through the land borders, in order to avoid loses, as his Command is adequately equipped to enforce the new policy effectively.

This formed part of the statements signed and made available to newsmen through the Public Relations Officer of the command, Taupyen Selchang.

According to him, the quest of the Command to remain resolute in enforcing the fiscal policies of the Federal Government cannot be over emphasized.

 “The vehicle seat in Seme has been disbanded and its officers re-deployed to beef up border patrols for effective implementation of the policy.  

“The way smuggling of rice was drastically suppressed by the Command, it is also fully committed to implement the same for vehicles that will be smuggled through the land border after 1st January, 2017. 

“We enjoined the public, stakeholders to be adequately sensitized, and they must stay away from buying vehicles through the land borders to avoid loses. Facilitating legitimate trade is one of the Service core duties. Now legitimate trade in new and fairly used vehicles into Nigeria will be strictly facilitated through the seaports,” he said. 

 

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