BREAKING News: Senate Orders Nigerian Customs to Halt Plans on Import Duty Penalty
The Nigerian Senate has given an order to the Nigerian Customs Service to jettison any plan it has put in place to charge people who do not clear their vehicles within one month.
The Senate has ordered the Nigerian Customs Service to stop its plan to penalise Nigerians who fail to pay duties on their vehicles within one month.
The order from the Senate came on Tuesday following a motion by the Deputy Leader, Bala Na’Allah, who said the new Customs policy was “a serious matter”.
Supporting the motion, Kogi senator, Dino Melaye stressed that it was not possible to import vehicle without clearance or “collaboration” of the Customs.
After deliberation, the Senate resolved that Customs halt actions until the agency appears before its Committee on Customs. Senate President Bukola Saraki while giving the order said it was the responsibility of the senate to ensure welfare of Nigerians.
Customs had threatened to impound vehicles without duty papers, and to prosecute their owners who fail to clear it within one month.
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