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FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by Kuginzi: 6:25am On Jun 22, 2023

Director of Road Transport in the Ministry of Transportation, Ibrahim Musa, yesterday, disclosed that the Federal Government has approved the re-opening of the Seme border for the importation of vehicles.

Speaking at the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, meeting, organised between officials of Nigeria and Benin, Musa said the development followed complaints by freight forwarders operating at the Seme border.

The director, who spoke at the ECOWAS Monitoring Team’s visit to the Seme-Krake Joint Border Post, said: “I was here with the former Minister of State for Transportation when the Freight Forwarders pleaded that the border should be reactivated for the free movement of goods and services.

"The former minister made us prepare a memo to that effect. It was considered and sent to the government.”
Also speaking, the Customs Area Controller of Seme Border Command, Dera Nnadi said the service has noticed a reduction in its revenue since the importation of vehicles was banned from the land borders.

Nnadi said: “The former Minister of Transportation, responding to some of our requests and from the stakeholders, promised to take them to the Federal Executive Council, FEC, one of them is how to fully open this border.

"The Ministry has informed us that the memo has been written to FEC and it was adopted and that it would be given to the new government, he assured us that all the requests were adopted.”

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2023/06/fg-okays-re-opening-of-seme-border-for-vehicle-importation/amp/

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by Oblitz(m): 6:27am On Jun 22, 2023
Better. They should free rice too

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by Babzrockman: 6:27am On Jun 22, 2023
Na every day den dey open this border niii.

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by Lanretoye(m): 6:28am On Jun 22, 2023
Oblitz:
Better. They should free rice too
na small small.

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by gfelo(m): 6:30am On Jun 22, 2023
No be to buy motor what about the fuel

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by pedel: 6:31am On Jun 22, 2023
You think importing food for consumption is good for our economy?
A country of over 200,000,000 people importing rice despite having land and manpower to grow our own food.
Spending forex to import what we can grow is one of the reasons our currency is devalued.

Oblitz:
Better. They should free rice too

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by press9jatv: 6:36am On Jun 22, 2023
Kuginzi:
By Godfrey Bivbere

Director of Road Transport in the Ministry of Transportation, Ibrahim Musa, yesterday, disclosed that the Federal Government has approved the re-opening of the Seme border for the importation of vehicles.

Speaking at the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, meeting, organised between officials of Nigeria and Benin, Musa said the development followed complaints by freight forwarders operating at the Seme border.

The director, who spoke at the ECOWAS Monitoring Team’s visit to the Seme-Krake Joint Border Post, said: “I was here with the former Minister of State for Transportation when the Freight Forwarders pleaded that the border should be reactivated for the free movement of goods and services.

"The former minister made us prepare a memo to that effect. It was considered and sent to the government.”
Also speaking, the Customs Area Controller of Seme Border Command, Dera Nnadi said the service has noticed a reduction in its revenue since the importation of vehicles was banned from the land borders.

Nnadi said: “The former Minister of Transportation, responding to some of our requests and from the stakeholders, promised to take them to the Federal Executive Council, FEC, one of them is how to fully open this border.

"The Ministry has informed us that the memo has been written to FEC and it was adopted and that it would be given to the new government, he assured us that all the requests were adopted.”

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2023/06/fg-okays-re-opening-of-seme-border-for-vehicle-importation/amp/
good one from fg

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by Jogs1900: 6:37am On Jun 22, 2023
Oblitz:
Better. They should free rice too
Not only rice..Food items generally

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by DEXTROVERT: 6:38am On Jun 22, 2023
Y

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by Princeton92(m): 6:38am On Jun 22, 2023
Wow.. this is beautiful

Because brand new cars are outrageously expensive so we'd rely on tokunbo cars na

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by Raskimonojendor: 6:41am On Jun 22, 2023
Princeton92:
Wow.. this is beautiful

Because brand new cars are outrageously expensive so we'd rely on tokunbo cars na
People in developed countries mostly rely on used cars too. New cars are expensive everywhere in the world.

Aslong as the vehicles being imported via the borders are made to pay the Nigerian custom duties and taxes, nothing wrong with importing them from a neighbouring country.

Prices of cars will definitely fall as there will be more competition amongst sellers.

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by superCleanworks(m): 6:41am On Jun 22, 2023
Princeton92:
Wow.. this is beautiful

Because brand new cars are outrageously expensive so we'd rely on tokunbo cars na

price of tokumbo doubled last year. hopefully this would bring it back to affordable level.

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by Inception(m): 6:42am On Jun 22, 2023
Prices of cars are set to crash wink

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by azadus18: 6:42am On Jun 22, 2023
Hope
Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by Daytonbale: 6:45am On Jun 22, 2023
Nice development , they should open for food import too,

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by tollyboy5(m): 6:47am On Jun 22, 2023
Oblitz:
Better. They should free rice too
God abeg!

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by WorldRichest: 6:48am On Jun 22, 2023
Emilokan maa ba ise re lo, ise re maa nte wa l’orun, Emilokan maa ba ‘se re lo


You cannot compare a Certified Accountant with a useless Army General who couldn’t even secure the nation

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by tollyboy5(m): 6:50am On Jun 22, 2023
pedel:
You think importing food for consumption is good for our economy?
A country of over 200,000,000 people importing rice despite having land and manpower to grow our own food.
Spending forex to import what we can grow is one of the reasons our currency is devalued.

For the past eight years how many rice have you grown?

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by WorldRichest: 6:51am On Jun 22, 2023
pedel:
You think importing food for consumption is good for our economy?
A country of over 200,000,000 people importing rice despite having land and manpower to grow our own food.
Spending forex to import what we can grow is one of the reasons our currency is devalued.


Continue crying. There are imported used cars in Europe.

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by Nobody: 6:52am On Jun 22, 2023
Oblitz:
Better. They should free rice too
If they do that, expect exchange rates to reach over 1000 naira. It will nose dive.
Importer will use our dollars to import rice to seme border and smuggle it in. Who loose?. Fg should as a matter of fact declare state of emergency on agriculture. So that even if they will open border, it will not be attractive much to the citizens. May be by forcing the producers to site their mega factories in nigeria if need be with incentives.
Though which ever way it goes, Nigeria is in for a long rough ride. They have looted all the money finish. Borrowed and looted them again for the generation unborn to be paying.
All of them from LP, PDP , APC participated in this mess we found our self.
Madam NOI has predicted the current situation long time ago during Jonathan. Unfortunately we easily forget the past in this country.

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by WorldRichest: 6:52am On Jun 22, 2023
tollyboy5:

For the past eight years how many rice have you grown?

No mind the lazy youth

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by Nobody: 6:53am On Jun 22, 2023
Oblitz:
Better. They should free rice too

Awon Importer Gang , how do you protect your farmers and local auto industries ... They just have to let customs know that there major function is not revenue generation. Continue floating and be importing like mad people.

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by adecz: 6:54am On Jun 22, 2023
Buhari closed southern borders
but kept northern borders open,
yet southern leaders couldn't say
anything...

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by Raskimonojendor: 6:59am On Jun 22, 2023
pedel:
You think importing food for consumption is good for our economy?
A country of over 200,000,000 people importing rice despite having land and manpower to grow our own food.
Spending forex to import what we can grow is one of the reasons our currency is devalued.

US grows rice but still imports. Local production not meeting local demands.

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by Raskimonojendor: 7:01am On Jun 22, 2023
adecz:




Buhari closed southern borders
but kept northern borders open...
That man na kolo. grin

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by Nobody: 7:03am On Jun 22, 2023
agbado people like u won't mention the imported rice is cheaper than the local product.
pedel:
You think importing food for consumption is good for our economy?
A country of over 200,000,000 people importing rice despite having land and manpower to grow our own food.
Spending forex to import what we can grow is one of the reasons our currency is devalued.

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by forexprophet(m): 7:03am On Jun 22, 2023
You have been decieved with economic grammars. Good or bad for the economy, you still dey suffer.
..stay there dey speak English.


pedel:
You think importing food for consumption is good for our economy?
A country of over 200,000,000 people importing rice despite having land and manpower to grow our own food.
Spending forex to import what we can grow is one of the reasons our currency is devalued.

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by DeLaRue: 7:04am On Jun 22, 2023
Inception:
Prices of cars are set to crash wink

Not sure about that.

From what I see online, it doesn't seem there's that much difference with Benin and Nigerian prices.

Anyway, the government has to confirm the news before I believe it.

Too many fake news around.

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by 1Alex: 7:08am On Jun 22, 2023
Na price of cars dey important pass

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by Nobody: 7:10am On Jun 22, 2023
Buhari really deallt with Nigerians.

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by FreedomArmy: 7:11am On Jun 22, 2023
pedel:
You think importing food for consumption is good for our economy?
A country of over 200,000,000 people importing rice despite having land and manpower to grow our own food.
Spending forex to import what we can grow is one of the reasons our currency is devalued.

and then you closed it and wicked people increased the price of local tasteless rice that is full of sand. I believe in free market economy. Banning importation is not the way to encourage local production. Improving the quality of local production to be at par or above that of foreign products is the way forward

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Re: FG Okays Re-Opening Of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation by LagosFirstSon: 7:12am On Jun 22, 2023
pedel:
You think importing food for consumption is good for our economy?
A country of over 200,000,000 people importing rice despite having land and manpower to grow our own food.
Spending forex to import what we can grow is one of the reasons our currency is devalued.

Rubbish

What have they been able to do with the forex since the closure of the border ?

The price of locally made rice is cost more than the foreign rice instead of being cheaper .

Abeg, they should open the border so that the price of rice will drop and Nigerians will have choices .

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