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Customs move to impound 29 private jets

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) launched its report on the verification of privately-owned airplanes within the nation on Tuesday in Abuja.

It threatened to impound 29 jets on which the house owners didn’t pay statutory import duties.

Customs’ Spokesman, Mr Joseph Attah, informed a information convention that the 29 airplanes can be impounded if the house owners didn’t present up on the expiration of the 14 days ultimatum given.

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that on Might 31, Customs introduced its plan to confirm import paperwork of privately-owned airplanes within the nation.

The train passed off between June 7 and Aug. 6 on the Tariff and Commerce Division of the Service.

Attah defined that inside the stipulated interval, 86 non-public jets or airplane operators confirmed up for the train and offered related paperwork for verification.

He added that 57 of them had been verified as industrial constitution operators and had been duly cleared for operations.

He mentioned the 29 non-public jets/airplanes house owners and or their representatives had been issued with demand notices on Oct. 11 and got 14 days to make funds to designated Federal Authorities accounts.

He mentioned they’d be issued Plane Clearance Certificates after fee.

“House owners of personal plane for which no displays had been made for verification, and whose standing stays unsure are requested to instantly furnish Customs Service with paperwork for verification and clearance.

“To this impact, all 57 industrial constitution jets or plane operators who offered their paperwork for verification are requested to return to the Nigeria Customs Service Headquarters, Abuja, to gather their clearance certificates.

“All 29 non-public jets/plane house owners and or their representatives who’ve been issued with demand notices have 14 days from Oct. 11 to gather and make funds to the designated Federal Authorities accounts.

“They are going to be issued with Plane Clearance Certificates after fee,’’ Attah mentioned.

The spokesperson implored all involved to avail themselves of this chance, as Customs wouldn’t hesitate to activate enforcement procedures on recognized defaulters.

Attah additionally informed newsmen that the Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria had been placed on discover to make sure that solely privately-owned airplanes cleared by Customs had been allowed to function inside the nation’s airspace.

30 of 65 non-public jets in Nigeria owe duties – Customs

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