Published On: Fri, Mar 3rd, 2017

Nigeria Customs to charge non-compliant vehicle owners

Nigeria CustomsABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigeria Customs Service has warned it would prosecute vehicle owners that do not comply with orders to pay customs duty.
The warning comes after Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Col. Hameed
Ibrahim Ali (Rtd), approved a grace period of one month, between March 13 to April 12, to owners to complete the registrations.
Consequently, all motor dealers and private owners of such vehicles have been advised to visit the nearest Customs Zonal Office to pay.
“The CGC therefore calls on all persons in possession of such vehicles to take advantage of the grace period to pay appropriate duties on them, as there will be an aggressive anti-smuggling operation to seize as well as prosecute owners of such smuggled vehicles after the deadline of Wednesday 12th April, 2017,” said Joseph Attah, Customs Public Relations Officer.
Attah said for the avoidance of doubt, all private car owners who were not sure of the authenticity of their vehicles customs documents could approach the Zonal Offices to verify with a view to complying with the provision of the law.
This is among other measures to curb rampant smuggling of vehicles.
CAJ News

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