Reps to probe Customs duties remitted to CBN


CBN Headquarters, Abuja. Photo: Femi Ipaye/P.M.NEWS

The House of Representatives on Thursday resolved to investigate  customs duties remitted by commercial banks to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) since January.

The decision followed the adoption of a motion entitled, “Need to Investigate the Customs Duties Remitted by Commercial Banks to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from January 2014 till Date, sponsored by Rep. Jerry Alagbaoso and 11 others.

Alagbaoso said the aim of the motion was to obtain proofs that such remittances were made.
He alleged that banks delayed remittances to government in spite of the implementation of e-payment procedure.

He said: “nearly all the service providers of the Nigeria Customs Service handed over their Build Operate and Transfer  services to the personnel of the Nigeria Customs Service on Dec. 1, 2013.

“There is a new regime of…

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