February 28, 2024

FG Approves Re-Opening of Seme Border For Vehicle Importation   

 

By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi

 

The Federal Government of Nigeria has authorized the reopening of the Seme land border for car importation. The decision was made following complaints from goods forwarders operating at the border.

 

The Director of Road Transport at the Ministry of Transportation, Ibrahim Musa, disclosed this during an ECOWAS conference between officials from Nigeria and the Benin Republic. Dera Nnadi, the Customs Area Controller of Seme Border Command, also expressed his pleasure with the decision, as the service has seen a decrease in income since the previous government prohibited car imports through land borders.

 

The reopening of the Seme land border for car importation will be a welcome development for goods forwarders and car dealers who have been affected by the ban. The decision was made following complaints from stakeholders and a memo was prepared and sent to the government.

 

The Customs Area Controller of Seme Border Command expressed his excitement about the decision, as the service has seen a decrease in revenue since the ban was implemented. The decision will also have a positive impact on the economy, as it will increase trade and create more job opportunities.

 

It is expected that the reopening of the border will boost the economy and create more job opportunities. The decision will also increase trade between Nigeria and the Benin Republic. The government’s decision to reopen the border for car importation will be a welcome development for car dealers and goods forwarders who have been affected by the ban.

 

The reopening of the border will also help to reduce smuggling, as goods can now be imported through the border legally. The decision will also generate more revenue for the government, as more goods will be imported through the border.

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