Vehicle imports at the ports at the Tin-Can Island Port Command, Lagos, have dropped, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Mr. Chris Osunkwo said.
Osunkwo stating this in Lagos explained that low import was due to the decline in subsistence imports by small occasional importers of cars, who seized opportunity by sending cars to their relations for sale, in exchange for cash.
He said that nowadays such people had resorted to using the “Western Union Money Transfer”, adding that this had affected importation of used cars.
Osunkwo, however, said the low vehicle imports had not affected the revenue of the command, adding that there were many sources of revenue for government, like the general cargo.
According to him, officers that are technically sound are managing strategic positions and they collect maximum revenue for government.