Customs approves multi-billion naira Kano vehicle bonded terminal

Habbas Multi-ventures Limited has received a letter of ‘Final Approval’ from the Licenses and Permits Directorate of the Nigeria Customs Service to commence operation as the first private vehicle terminal in Nigeria. The company’s Managing Director, Alhaji Hamisu Abba Sumaila, after receiving the approval in Abuja, thanked the Controller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali and his management team for creating a legitimate alternative to discourage trans-border vehicle smuggling into the Country, Daily Trust reports.

Sumaila described the final approval as a mark of confidence reposed on Habbas Multiventures, promising that the company will strive to justify it and add value to the national economy through its terminal in the area of automobile business.

He said: “We are happy that after an earlier provisional approval, followed by inspection visit to our terminal facility in Kano, management of the Nigeria Customs Service found us worthy for this final approval 

“Our entire staff members are ready and willing to offer world class service in a Nigerian environment for vehicle purchase, sales and be of resource to importers of vehicular cargoes destined for the northern part of the country. “With this approval, we can now strengthen our move to ship in vehicles by sea and air into our facility taking advantage of the unique privilege of paying duty and other charges later, as approved by government,’’ he said.

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