Thursday, 28 May 2015

NCS advises NAC on abandoned vehicles

The Nigeria Customs Service has called on the
National Automotive Council to work out the
technology that will convert all abandoned
vehicles littering the nation’s roads into
something useful.
The Comptroller General of Customs, Alhaji Dikko
Abdullahi, said this through the Assistant
Comptroller General, Tariff & Trade, Banke
Adeyemo, at a forum in Lagos.
The forum, which focused on the Nigerian
Automotive Industry Development Plan was
organised by NAC in conjunction with Ships &
Ports Communication Company. It was attended
by representatives of the Nigerian Ports Authority,
Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Nigerian Ports
Consultative Council, freight forwarding
associations, importers and auto dealers.
Abdullahi said, “Nigeria has got huge quantities of
scrap; there are so many abandoned vehicles
along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway. Since metal
scrap is prohibited from being exported, NAC can
set up a structure for the use of the scrap in the
auto policy.
“The implementation of government’s fiscal
policies rests on the NCS. However, Nigeria’s
border is vast and securing it is no easy task.
That is why the NCS now has a coordinated
border structure in place which includes the
Nigerian Immigration Service, Nigeria Police Force
and some other government agencies to help
protect our borders.”
He added that as part of the efforts to curtail
smuggling, the NCS had gone into partnership
with the Federal Road Safety Corps to ensure that
only vehicles that had paid their customs duty
would be registered.
Source: Punch


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