President Muhammadu Buhari has banned the importation of all types of vehicles into the country through the land borders.
Customs Public Relations Officers, Wale Adeniyi, confirmed this in a press statement he issued yesterday.
According to the statement, “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 Aprl 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.”
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