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Customs verify 58 private aircraft

The Nigerian Custom Service (NCS) on Thursday said 58 aircraft owners have complied with the directive to provide the documents for the verification of their aircraft.

The Public Relations Officer of NCS, Joseph Attah, disclosed this at a media briefing in Abuja.

The service used the occasion to update the public on its performance during the first half of the year.

Attah stated that due to the level of compliance which he described as encouraging, the Comptroller General of the Service, Hameed Idris, had instructed that the deadline for the verification process be extended by 14 days.

Recall that last month, the NCS directed Private jet owners to verify their documents before July 6th or risk having their airplanes impounded.

He said, “At the end of the verification period, a total number of fifty-eight (58) private aircrafts owners complied.

“Infractions discovered during the verification exercise include: Breach of Temporary Importation agreement. Non appropriate payment of duty and taxes.

” Interestingly, those in default have indicated interest to pay with some already commencing the process by making appropriate declarations.

“Considering the level of response and indications for more, the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (red) has graciously extended the verification period for 14 days to 20th July 2021.”

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