Customs refutes lifting ban on furniture importation

CGC, Dikko Abdullahi

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)has refuted media reports that the Federal Government had lifted the ban on the importation of furniture items into the country.

Debunking the media reports, Assistant Comptroller-General, Zone A of the NCS, Victor Gbemudu, described the report as false, adding that he was quoted out of context.

Gbemudu, however, advised importers, their agents and freight forwarders to refer to the import guidelines, which states that the ban on furniture is still in force.


He also added that “Please note that primarily, the Nigeria Customs Service statutorily enforces government fiscal policies, while also ensuring trade facilitation at no loss of government revenue.”