Customs suspends controversial motor duty payment

Posted by News Express | 15 March 2017 | 1,875 times

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday evening announced the suspension of the planned motor duty payment after 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,” NCS Acting Public Relations Officer Joseph Attah said in a statement issued in Abuja.

He added that “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.”


Source: News Express

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