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Customs moves to impound 29 private jets




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 homeowners didn’t pay statutory import duties.

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

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

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

Attah defined that inside the stipulated interval, 86 personal jets or airplane operators confirmed up for the train and introduced 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 stated the 29 personal jets/airplanes homeowners 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 stated they’d be issued Plane Clearance Certificates after fee.

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

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

“All 29 personal jets/plane homeowners 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 stated.

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 advised 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 personal jets in Nigeria owe duties – Customs

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