The Nigeria Customs Service Head by Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd)suspension of its new policy on payment of import duties on vehicles.
The statement was released Wednesday by Customs spokesperson, Joseph Attach.He said the plan has been “put on hold” after a meeting between Customs and the leadership of the National Assembly.
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.
Ag. Public Relations Officer
For: Comptroller-General of Customs