The Federal Government yesterday banned the importation of vehicles into Nigeria through land boarders.
The directive takes effect from January 1, next year.
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), in a statement, said the prohibition is applicable to all new and used vehicles.
According to the statement, the ban is predicated on the Presidential directive restricting all vehicle importation to only sea ports.
“Importation of vehicles into Nigeria through the land borders have been banned by the Federal Government. The prohibition order covers all new and used vehicles.
“The ban is sequel to a Presidential Directive restricting all vehicle imports to Nigeria Sea Ports only. The order takes effect from 1st January, 2017.
“ The restriction on importation of vehicles follows that of rice, which imports have been banned through the land borders since April 2016.
“Importers of vehicles through the land borders are requested to utilise the grace period up till 31st December 2016 to clear their vehicle imports landed in neighbouring ports,” the statement read.