FG bans importation of vehicles through land borders

Ugo Okoro, Hajia Sani

Importation of vehicles into Nigeria through land borders has been banned by the Federal Government. The prohibition order covers all new and used vehicles.

The ban, announced on Monday, takes effect from 1st January, 2017.

The restriction on importation of vehicles follows that of Rice, whose imports have been banned through the land borders since April 2016.

Importers of vehicles through the land borders are expectedc to clear their vehicle imports landed in neighbouring Ports by 31st December, this year.