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Fraudsters Exploiting Land Border Vehicle Import Ban by antagonist: 6:00pm On Jan 05, 2019

Anna Okon

A licensed customs clearing agent, Mr Khally Momodu, has said that the ban on importation of vehicles through the land border may not be effective as smuggling and other fraudulent practices have persisted.

Momodou, who spoke with our correspondent, lamented that just as genuine Customs brokers were losing business through the policy, the government was also losing revenue and innocent people interested in buying cars were being ripped off by fraudsters.

He said, “The policy is not working; there are a lot of smuggled cars in Nigeria. That is why Customs are seizing smuggled cars every day.

“To make matters worse, fraudsters have capitalised on the situation to dupe innocent car buyers. They will tell you that they can buy a car from Cotonou and clear it for you at the port.

Customs should open a platform where importers could pay the duty on cars brought in through the land border to discourage the practice and boost the revenue of government."


The Nigerian Ports Authority had earlier said that government’s revenue from vehicle importation had dropped by 20 per cent.

The Managing Director, NPA, Hadiza Usman, stated this while appearing before the House of Representatives Committee on Ports, Harbours/Waterways.

She pointed out that the drop in revenue was the fallout of another policy, the automotive policy, which was established to encourage local production of vehicles.

The government, through the policy, had raised the duty on car importation to 70 per cent.

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Re: Fraudsters Exploiting Land Border Vehicle Import Ban by 100naira(m): 6:01pm On Jan 05, 2019
Nice info
Re: Fraudsters Exploiting Land Border Vehicle Import Ban by dasphinx1(m): 11:59pm On Jan 05, 2019
Hmmm....
Re: Fraudsters Exploiting Land Border Vehicle Import Ban by legalwealth(m): 6:30pm On May 13, 2019
Hmmm! !!
Re: Fraudsters Exploiting Land Border Vehicle Import Ban by Coolgent: 6:32pm On May 13, 2019
U are right one of my friend can buy any Car from Cotonou and take it to Abuja; including 2018 models.
9ja i hail u o

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