Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has disclosed the number of verified private jet in Nigeria. Customs opened up that they are only six verified private jet in the country.
NCS —who ordered all private jet owners to verify their aircraft— has said that only six jets were verified.
According to Tribune, the verification is to avoid tax evasion by private jet owners.
However, NCS have given private jet owners a deadline of 6 July to submit documents of their aircrafts.
The NCS on May 31 had opened a verification window between June 6th and July 7th. Although, it is two weeks into the verification period, the NCS said only six jets have been verified.
Joseph Attah, the Public Relations Officer of the NCS, has threatened sanctions for those who fail to verify their aircraft.
“Two weeks into the 30 days verification period, only six owners of private aircraft have responded to the invitation.”
“The service believes that owners of private aircraft are highly placed individuals. They should be willing to comply with extant laws of the land governing the importation of the aircraft they owned. This compliance includes payment of all appropriate duties and taxes.”
“As an agency of government responsible for enforcement of laws governing imports and exports in Nigeria. NCS will not hesitate to invoke appropriate sanctions on any defaulting private aircraft owners immediately after the expiration of the verification period on Tuesday 6th July 2021.
“For the avoidance of doubts, private aircraft owners or their representatives are to report to room 305 Tariff and Trade department, NCS headquarters, Zone 3, Abuja.”