The Senate has called on the Nigeria Customs Service to immediately suspend the policy banning the importation of vehicles through land borders, a policy that was enacted at the beginning of the year. This motion was led by Senator Barau Jibrin, representing Kano North Senatorial District, alongside four others, arguing that the ban will lead to the loss of over 500,000 jobs if the government goes ahead with it.
According to Jibrin, if the government should persist with the implementation of the placed bad, the economy of the border villages and towns that depend on importation of vehicles through land routes will crumble.
In response to the motion were contributions from Senator Sam Egwu, Senator Dino Melaye, Senator Shehu Sani and Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who asked the Federal Ministry of Finance and Nigeria Customs Service to suspend the policy of banning car importation through the land routes.
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