01 Jun Customs summons private aircraft owners for verification
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has called on private aircraft owners for verification from June 7- to July 6, 2021, over rising insecurity.
Addressing reporters at the NCS Headquarters, Abuja, the Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah, said the measure is to ensure strict compliance with the NCS regulations and revenue generation through the payment of 1 per cent Comprehensive Import Supervision Scheme.
He said, “In line with the need to ensure strict compliance with all regulations especially at this time of challenging security situation and reluctance of some highly placed individuals to pay taxes, Nigeria Customs Service will be taking stock of all privately owned aircrafts in the country.
“This is to ensure strict compliance with all relevant regulations governing the importation of such aircrafts”.
The PRO said the NCS derived its power to conduct the exercise from the Customs and Excise Management Act (CEMA).
The NCS expects the private owners to come along with aircraft certification of registration, NCAA’s Flight Operations Compliance Certificate (FOCC), NCAA’s Maintenance Compliance Certificate (MC), NCAA’s Permit for Non-commercial Flights (PNCF) and Temporary Import Permit (TIP) where applicable).
He said: “All such owners or their representatives are to report to 305, Tariff and Trade Department, Nigeria Customs Service Headquarters, Zone 3, Abidjan Street, WuseZone 3, Abuja-FCT from Monday 7th June through Tuesday 6th July 2021 between 10:00am and 5:00pm daily, with all the relevant aircraft documents for verification”.
Attah insisted failure to comply with the verification exercise will certainly lead to the sanction of the defaulters.