- Nigeria Customs Service is planning to end the use of vehicles beyond seven years throughout the country
- The NCS said this will, no doubt, promote the production of local automobile brands
- The agency's boss, Hameed Ali, made the proposal to the House of Representatives on Tuesday, March 30
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Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Hameed Ali, on Tuesday, March 30, announced that the agency is working on a new rule that will ban the use of vehicles beyond seven years on roads.
Ali made this revelation when he attended a meeting aimed at brainstorming on the upward revenue target of N1.56 trillion proposed for the NCS by the House of Representatives, Punch reports.
The agency's boss explained that the rule is intended to allow nothing less than roadworthy vehicles in Nigeria.
TVC News reports that added to this, Ali noted that the service is also looking at promoting local automobile industries.
“We are now working on a policy proposal that will reduce the years of the vehicles that will be imported into the country as used vehicles.
“Our own is to ensure that we have roadworthy vehicles and that is not to say that we want to kill our own home-grown industries.
“It is our hope that our own industries will begin to produce vehicles that we can afford to buy and reduce importation of used vehicles.”
Meanwhile, the NCS had announced its readiness to release the names of successful candidates for final screening in the ongoing recruitment exercise.
Legit.ng reported that following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic early this year, the NCS recruitment exercise was suspended after the aptitude test.
In a statement issued on Thursday, February 11, and signed by the public relations officer of the NCS, DC, Joseph Attah, said that the delay had caused anxiety for the applicants, parents/guardians and indeed some members of the public who even went into overdrive with various allegations that tended to question the integrity of the exercise.