The Federal government has announced a blanket ban on all the importation of all category of vehicles into the country through the land borders.
The prohibition order covers both new and used vehicles.
A statement issued by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Public Relations Officer, Mr Wale Adeniyi on Monday explained that the ban is sequel to a Presidential Directive restricting all vehicle imports to Nigeria Sea Ports only.
The order takes effect from 1st January 2017.
Adeneyi said: “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 requested to utilize the grace period up till 31st December 2016 to clear their vehicle imports landed in neighboring Ports”, he said.
By Alex Akao