Nigeria abolishes import duty on vessels acquired by citizens

APA– Lagos Nigeria’ s Minister of Transportation, Mr. The Minister, who was represented by the Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, said at the maiden edition of the Nigeria International Maritime Summit in Lagos that the move was aimed at encouraging the indigenous acquisition of ships.

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, has said that the Nigerian Government has abolished the payment of import duty on vessels acquired by Nigerians.

The Minister, who was represented by the Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, said at the maiden edition of the Nigeria International Maritime Summit (NIMS) in Lagos that the move was aimed at encouraging the indigenous acquisition of ships.

“We have received an approval for zero import duty for ships from the Federal Ministry of Transportation. We got the letter from the office of the Permanent Secretary some days ago. However, we would not officially announce the new development unless Transport Ministry does.

“As the Minister said during the flag off ceremony of wreck removal upper Friday, I want to reiterate that there is a prioritized need for the Nigerian maritime sector to be more united in a bid to advocate for issues of common interest and beneficial to the nation,” local media reports quoted Dr. Jamoh as saying on Wednesday.

He noted that the maritime industry cannot record the desired progress without security, “and we are pushing towards that and the major issue is to sustain the tempo”.

“All modes of transportation, be it rail, road and air, have enjoyed incentives – only the shipping sector. We are pushing for two types of incentives, fiscal and monetary, and I am pleased to announce that the fiscal has been granted.

“The Federal Government have granted the physical incentive which is zero import duty for ship owners and what is remaining is the monetary one and we are interfacing with stakeholders on this.’’

Dr. Jamoh argued that no nation could develop without the maritime industry noting that the country’s aspiration to be a maritime country was not debatable but necessary.

In his remarks at the summit, the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Mr. Emmanuel Jime, advocated robust debate on harnessing the potential of the Nigerian maritime industry.

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