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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Nigeria Customs Service supsends its controversial motor duty policy

Following the faceoff with the senate and the public outcry, the Nigeria Customs Service NCS, has announced the suspension of its controversial new motor duty policy.

The policy which was to take effect next month, proposed that vehicle owners should visit the nearest Customs office to ascertain if their vehicle duties were fully paid for or not by their vehicle importer. If not paid for, they are to pay for it or have their vehicles impounded...


This has generated a lot of controversy, resulting in the Senate mandating the Comptroller General of NCS, Hameed Ali, to appear before it today dressed in his unifotm. The Customs boss in a letter to the Senate, said he would not appear before the house as he has an urgent meeting. Hameed however met with Saraki at the National Assembly yesterday evening and it was resolved that the policy should be suspended.

Read a statement released by NCS announcing the suspension, below..
"Following the unnecessary tension generated as a result of misconception and misrepresentation of the Nigeria Customs Service planned motor duty payment, the leadership of the National Assembly and the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) met with a view to resolving the impasse. They both agreed that the proposed motor duty payment, though in line with the provision of Customs and Excise Management Act (CEMA) Cap C.45, LFN 2004 should be put on hold while the Senate Committee on Customs & Excise interfaces with the NCS for further discussions. 
2. While payment of duty on vehicles or indeed any dutiable imported item remains a civic responsibility of every patriotic Nigerian, NCS Management has directed that the exercise be put on hold while expressing readiness to engage the Senate Committee on further discussions to bring them on board to understand the importance of the exercise to national security and economy".

16 comments:

Livv Steam's Blog said...

So because he doesnt want to appear in uniform to address the senate,then he decided to suspend the query they called him for? this country is a joke... hiw can a country move forward when there is no unity,discipline or commitment?

Anonymous said...

Stupid man,does he not know the power of the Senate? he thinks he is above the rules of the Senate? I hope Senate make him wear his uniform to the hearing.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Okay


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Joyous Babe Lindaikeji First Cousin said...

rubbish! that is how they keep bringing unnecessary polices once occupy any position.

Joyous Babe Lindaikeji First Cousin said...

rubbish! that is how they keep bringing unnecessary polices once occupy any position.

OSINANL said...

GOOD FOR THEM...

Anonymous said...

These are some of fallouts when senile old daft charlatans are made leaders. Look at the other mediocre destroying the country with stupid outdated policies at the presidency.

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bxd cooperative said...

Oya the ones you have already seized inside the country BC oof duty nko?

ifeoma's verdict said...

So bcos of ordinary uniform, this man suspended a whole national policy.i weep for my country.

Anonymous said...

Bros Ali u must appear on Thursday with ur full uniform finish!!!! When Baba go give electrician brick layer work watin u expect*hiss*

emy zeal said...

This country na wa ooh,nigeria just tire me,this policy will mostly affect those government officials that bring in cars with out paying,and this will open us to knw how many cars some of them have

daniel ubong said...

Buhari appoint this stupid man as his ex colleague,this man is an ex general That doesn't know nothing about this custom stuffs,meanwhile there are people that has been working in that same office for twenty something years who would have been fit into the system very perfectly but because of the high level of our president old brain he feels this man that doesn't know the difference between day and night would be better.

La said...

Clueless old man, so Nigerians are the one to suffer for the rot in the system, what is the punitive measure for the customs that collects bribe to clear vehicles at half price, or because you want to drive up revenue, we must suffer, what about the vehicles you have impounded already? Better focus on the rot in the system and upgrade your screening machines before Guns are cleared through the port again. Awon were.

Anonymous said...

Ewu gambia

Oracle@delphi said...

Sorry bross, he retired as a Colonel.

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