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Freight forwarders decry high import tariffs

The National Association of Government
Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has decried the high tariff imposed on importers
by the Nigeria Customs Service.

The Chairman of NAGAFF, Mr Segun Musa,
spoke with aviation correspondents at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.
Musa appealed to the Federal Government to
review the policy, saying it was having an adverse effect on Nigerians involved
in importation business.
According to him, the policy has forced many importers
out of business while others have relocated out of the country in the last few

He called on the federal government to engage the
private sector and stakeholders in policy formulation in order to get things
Musa said that the demise of some major industries in
the country was caused by insecurity and lack of infrastructure and not due to
importation businesses.
The NAGAFF chairman also advised the government to
properly monitor the activities of customs officials toward blocking revenue
“The revenue leakage is more than the revenue
collected in Nigeria, the tariff on imports are so high and that has taken a
lot of businesses out Nigeria,” he said.

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