Vehicle imports drop at Tin Can Port

Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Tin Can Island Port Command, Chris Osunkwo, has said that vehicle imports had been down in the port.

Osunkwo who stated this in Lagos, explained the low import was due to the decline in subsistence imports by small occasional importers of cars who seized opportunity in sending cars to their relations for sale in exchange for cash.

He said that nowadays such people had resorted to using the “Western Union Money Transfer”, adding that this had affected importation of used cars.

Osunkwo, however, said the low vehicle imports had not affected the revenue of the command, adding that there were many sources of revenue for government, like the general cargo.

According to him, officers that are technically sound are managing strategic positions and they collect maximum revenue for government.

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