By Teddy Nwanunobi
Abuja (Sundiata Post) — Following the unnecessary tension generated as a result of misconception and misrepresentation of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)-planned motor duty payment, the leadership of the National Assembly and the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) ), met with a view to resolving the impasse.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Ag. Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah.
Both Senate and Customs 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.
Although 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.
It also while expressed its 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.