FEDERAL GOVERNMENT has been urged to review its decision on banning importation of vehicles through land borders and other essential commodities into the country. The Chairman, Wuse Market Traders Association WUMATA, Mr. Okorie R Ikechukwu , who made the appeal yesterday in an interview with Nigerian Pilot in Abuja, noted that the ban would create negative effect on revenue generation through the land borders . Ikechukwu said that not all Nigerians had the financial capacity to import cars through the ports. According to him, “It gave importers up till the end of December to clear all their pending vehicles from the neighboring countries. He explained that prohibiting the importation, new or old, through land borders was not in the best interest of ordinary Nigerians. He said that considering the nation’s financial challenges, there was the urgent need for the Federal Government to reconsider its decision due to the adverse effect on the well-being of Nigerians. It would be recalled that the Nigerian Customs Service, on Dec. 5, issued a directive banning the importation of vehicles through the land borders effective from Jan. 1, 2017.

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