FG says it won’t ban tokunbo vehicles

The Director General, National Automotive Council (NAC), Alhaji Aminu Jalal said on Wednesday in Kaduna that the Federal Government had no plan to ban the importation of fairly used vehicles, otherwise known as tokunbo into the country.

Jalal noted that what the council intended to do was to strictly implement the Federal Government’s industrial development plan which aimed at boosting local manufacturing of vehicles in the country.

Jalal, who claimed that there was nowhere in the world where the banning of fairly used vehicles had been effective, added that government policies would force down the influx of used cars into the country.

One of such policies, Jalal said, was government’s approval of the mandatory patronage of made-in-Nigeria vehicles to boost the local automotive industry.

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