Border Closure: Reps Urge Customs to Review Petroleum Supply Ban
The House of Representatives has urged the Nigeria Customs to review its directive to ban the supply of petroleum products to border communities in the country.
The House arrived at this decision after a member of the lower chamber Sada Soli argues that the directive will increase the suffering of Nigerians living in border communities.
Honourable Soli also noted that the directive by the Comptroller General of Customs, Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd) contravenes the provisions of the Customs and Excise Management Act as amended.
After extensive debate on the motion, the House mandated its committees on Interior, Customs and Excise, and Petroleum Resources downstream to engage the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Downstream, Comptroller General of Customs and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation with a view to reviewing the situation.