Following the arrival of its report on the check of exclusive planes in the country, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday took steps to appropriate 29 planes on which the proprietors didn’t pay legal import obligations.
Customs’ Public Relations Officer, Mr Joseph Attah, told a question and answer session in Abuja that the 29 planes would be seized if the proprietors didn’t appear at the termination of the 14 days final proposal given.
Naija News reviews that Customs had on May 31, reported its arrangement to check import archives of exclusive planes in the country. The activity occurred between June 7 and August 6 at the Tariff and Trade Department of the Service.
Attah clarified that inside the specified period, 86 personal luxury planes or plane administrators displayed for the activity and introduced significant archives for check.
As per him, 57 of them were confirmed as business contract administrators and were properly cleared for activities.
He said the 29 personal luxury planes/planes proprietors or potentially their agents were given with request sees on October 11 and were given 14 days to make installments to assigned Federal Government accounts.
The Customs PRO said they would be given Aircraft Clearance Certificates after installment.
“Proprietors of private airplane for which no introductions were made for check, and whose status stays unsure are mentioned to quickly outfit Customs Service with reports for confirmation and leeway.
“With this impact, every one of the 57 business sanction planes or airplane administrators who introduced their reports for confirmation are mentioned to go to the Nigeria Customs Service Headquarters, Abuja, to gather their freedom declarations.
“Every one of the 29 personal luxury planes/airplane proprietors or potentially their delegates who have been given with request sees have 14 days from October 11 to gather and make installments to the assigned Federal Government accounts.
“They will be given with Aircraft Clearance Certificates after installment,” he said.
Attah asked those worried to benefit themselves of this chance, as Customs would not stop for a second to enact requirement methods on recognized defaulters.
He further unveiled that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) had been notified to guarantee that just exclusive planes cleared by Customs were permitted to work inside the nation’s airspace.