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  • News - North West - Sokoto
  • Updated: May 15, 2024

Lift vehicle import ban — AMDON to FG

Lift vehicle import ban — AMDON to FG

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The Association of Motor Dealers of Nigeria, AMDON, has called on the Federal Government to reconsider its ban on importing vehicles through land borders.

The chairman of the Sokoto State branch, Alhaji Manaur Zagi, made the appeal on Tuesday during a workshop organized by the Nigerian Customs Service, Sokoto/Zamfara area command. 

The workshop aimed to inform members about the ongoing 90-day window period to regularize import duties on certain categories of vehicles.

Zagi stressed that the border closure has caused significant hardship and loss of livelihood for many people involved in vehicle importation, contributing to insecurity in the Northwest.

“The restrictions have caused a lot of damage to the economy by causing untold hardship to many Nigerians, hundreds of people working in the vehicle importation chain have lost their means of livelihood which is one of the major causes of insecurity especially in Northwest.

“The lift on the restriction we believe will bring ease of doing business and encourage compliance thereby discouraging smuggling”

In response, Kamal Mohammad, the Comptroller of the Command, acknowledged the significant role AMDON members play in importing and selling vehicles in Nigeria. 

He emphasized the importance of including AMDON participants in the workshop, recognizing their crucial contribution to the vehicle business.

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