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FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by Omooba77: 6:47am On Jun 13
The Federal Government may relax the ban on importation of vehicles through the land border.

The government had in January 2017 ordered a ban on importation of vehicles through the land borders.

The restriction on the importation of vehicles followed that of rice, whose imports through the land borders had been banned since April 2016.

But the government may reconsider its decision after the successful implementation of a new initiative by the Nigeria Customs Service and the Customs Service of the Republic of Benin to automate and network all electronic information about incoming cargoes through the border.


The Comptroller General, NCS, Col Hameed Ali (retd.), who was represented by the Assistant Comptroller, Information and Communication Technology, Benjamin Aber, at a stakeholders’ meeting on the new initiative, expressed confidence that with a successful implementation of the bilateral electronic connectivity programme between Nigeria and Republic of Benin, the Federal Government might lift the ban on items coming through the land border.

Ali said the decision of the government to shut down importation of vehicles through the border was because the government did not have a reliable system that would assist in controlling importation.


With declarations made for imports transiting from either of the countries electronically shared, the process of import and export would be done in a transparent manner and the government seeing such transparency would be convinced to relax its stance on land border importation.

He said “Vehicles were formerly being imported through the Seme border, but suddenly it was banned because the pressure of enforcement of anti-smuggling for vehicles and claiming of lives and revenue were becoming too alarming, so the government had to restrict the importation through Nigerian ports.


“When vehicles came through the land border, we did not have a record of how the imported cars came here and fake documentation became a common phenomenon. The ban was just a control measure against the practice.”

He added, “By the time we successfully deploy this reliable, transparent and predictable programme that would assist government agencies, not only Customs, to control and regulate the importation of vehicles, the government may decide to relax such restrictions.”

Ali said the establishment of the automated platform and bilateral connectivity meant that any truck that left the Republic of Benin, the information would already be remotely sent in English to Nigeria Customs Service system.


He also gave the assurance that illegal checkpoints mounted by Customs officers and other security agencies along the border corridors would disappear automatically.

“The roads also have to be fixed, because we cannot automate clearing of goods between the Customs and at the end, the stakeholders would be complaining,” he pointed out.

He said the new platform would be deployed by June 20.

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Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by Splashme: 6:49am On Jun 13
A confused president
A confused government

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Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by fukushaki(m): 6:51am On Jun 13
hmmmm
Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by superlanny(m): 6:58am On Jun 13
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Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by 01mcfadden(m): 6:58am On Jun 13
Okay
Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by lonelydora: 6:58am On Jun 13
A government of 'trial and error'

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Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by CarGuideNG: 6:59am On Jun 13
May be a good development.

Until then...

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Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by yusburg: 6:59am On Jun 13
Better decision from federal government

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Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by toxxnoni(m): 7:00am On Jun 13
hmmm
Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by Lagbaja01(m): 7:00am On Jun 13
...now prices of some foodstuffs will drop like crazy.....a bag of bean has dropped more that 100% in one year and palmoil follows. my question is, is APC govt doing try and error with Nigeria economy?

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Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by Akinz0126(m): 7:00am On Jun 13
Chai...1 step forward 2 step backward

Trial and error government

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Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by EyezofGod120: 7:00am On Jun 13
na them sabi, the way and manner dem wan run d Nigeria make dem dey run am ,,we youth don comot our hand from Nigeria matter,,,still dey gather money to travel out so help me God

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Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by hopara1(m): 7:00am On Jun 13
Development good.
Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by kingola87(m): 7:00am On Jun 13
Good to hear.

If the decision will not take ages to implement.

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Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by Amuocha: 7:01am On Jun 13
Seen.

Atiku is coming

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Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by Imustreturn: 7:01am On Jun 13
Useless people

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Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by Auxtin85(m): 7:02am On Jun 13
Clueless government, they will only lift the ban so that Fulani Herdsmen can bring in more arms and ammunitions
Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by freemanbubble: 7:03am On Jun 13
Okay
Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by nedu2000(m): 7:03am On Jun 13
And the trailers/cars will pass through which road? Lagos/badagry expressway abi

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Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by Elslim: 7:03am On Jun 13
Good
Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by Englishgold: 7:04am On Jun 13
Apc government has nothing good to offer.

More 4years imprisonment for Naija.

I Don tear race walai

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Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by libertyfather(m): 7:04am On Jun 13
Splashme:
A confused president
A confused government




You read at all?

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Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by tesppidd: 7:04am On Jun 13
lonelydora:
A government of 'trial and error'


There is no trial and error in government policies.

No government has ever had 100 percent policy success.

You can call it policy reversal.

It is common everywhere.

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Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by olajizz01(m): 7:05am On Jun 13
Good
Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by paranorman(m): 7:05am On Jun 13
I see rice there didn't I? But saying rice was banned for logistical reasons is lame. We all know it's political. I guess it good news for dealers doing imports FROM Benin. If they like, they should adjust rates and make the price unbearable, people still smuggle them vehicles. Taking off all officers from the road?! They had better have something that really works, not on paper!

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Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by lastempero: 7:07am On Jun 13
Nde ara, one step forward n five steps back Govt.
Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by ChaseNtwk(m): 7:07am On Jun 13
Good

Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by dheaven: 7:07am On Jun 13
Why was it banned before instead of finding solution as this then?
Re: FG May Lift Land Border Vehicle Importation Ban — Customs Boss by iamezekwesiri: 7:07am On Jun 13
Hahahahahaha......Importation of vehicles through land border was only banned in the media and print houses..... Rice, Accidented and write off cars still find their way into the country through same border on daily basis... Just come and stand at Daleko foot bridge very early in the morning, it will give you a clue on what's going on daily basis..... Just ask Ladipo guys how market!!!

Maybe a prominent Government Bankroller is on their neck to legalise nonsense...

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