Customs DG: All goods are banned from going and coming into Nigeria through land borders

Nigeria bans import, export of all goods through land borders

The Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd.), has said that no goods can now be imported or exported through land borders.

Mr. Ali disclosed this during a press briefing in Abuja on Monday, October 14, 2019.

He said, for now, goods can only enter the country through the air and seaports, where they can undergo thorough scanning and certified fit for consumption.

The Customs boss said: “We hope that by the time we get to the end of this exercise, we would have agreed with our neighbours on the type of goods that should enter and exit our country.

“For now, all goods, whether illicit or non-illicit, are banned from going and coming into Nigeria.

“Let me add that for the avoidance of doubt that we included all goods because all goods can equally come through our seaports.

“For that reason, we have deemed it necessary for now that importers of such goods should go through our controlled boarders where we have scanners to verify the kind of goods and how healthy to our people can be conducted.”


Saddam Yusuf Saleh

Saddam Yusuf Saleh was born and brought up in Katsina, he is a BSc holder from Ahmad Bello University Zaria. The founder of northern youth restoration movement and the pioneer chairman Funtua youth united for development. He is currently a reporter for Okay Nigeria (Okay.ng)
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