The senate has stopped the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to suspend its policy on seizing all vehicles of which duty have not been paid.
Customs had given owners of such vehicles a deadline of April 12 for payment, threatening to prosecute those who do not comply with its directive.
Hpwever, on Tuesday, Balla Na’Allah, deputy majority leader, sponsored a motion to oppose customs’ action. Na’Allah argued that it was not possible for cars to come into the country without paying duty.
The senate passed a resolution that the policy be suspended, and summoned the comptroller-general of customs for adequate explanation.