Government to Deny Dangote, Stallion Duty Waivers – Customs CG

OrderPaperToday – The federal government is considering stoppage of import duty waivers to Dangote group and Stallion group.

Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali who disclosed this said such big companies had no business being granted waivers.

According to him, if the big companies were given waivers, smaller companies should not be the ones to pay custom duties.

Speaking Tuesday during a budget defence session before the Senate Committee on Finance, Ali also expressed displeasure at the remuneration of men of the Service saying that some other non-revenue generating agencies of government receive better salaries that men of the Service.

On her contribution, Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun her minister advocated performance based remuneration for men of the Customs Service so as to discourage corruption.

She said that the ministry was also looking into customs duty waivers that had been granted to determine their benefit and recommend for a revocation where such waivers does not benefit Nigeria.

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