Customs To  Pastors, Others: Do The Right Thing Or We Will Seize Your Private Jets

The Nigeria Customs Service has vowed to seize the private jets of individuals who fail  owners risk  who fail  to submit necessary documents for verification by July 6, 2021.

Mega church pastors like Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Apostle Johnson Suleman of  Omega Fire Minsitries and Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living faith Church, are among the private jet owners. It is not clear if these men have complied with directive of NCS.But the Public Relations Officer of NCS, Joseph Attah, at a media briefing  said only six owners of private jets complied.

Speaking, Attah said, “Within two weeks into the 30 days verification period, only six owners of private aircraft have responded to the invitation, necessitating this update and reminder to those who have not responded, to do so in order to avoid possible detention of their aircraft.

“We learnt some are coming today or tomorrow for verification. We also know that some brought their private jets under a temporary import certificate, which has expired and not renewed. These are infractions,” he said.

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“At the end of the verification, some of the things we want to expose will come to light. We will make our findings known on July 6 after the expiration of the 30-day grace window.

“Those in default risk detention of their aircraft as nobody is above the law.”

“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 owner immediately after the expiration of the verification period on Tuesday 6th July 2021.

“For the avoidance of doubt, private aircrafts owners or their representatives are to report to Room 305, Tariff and Trade Departments, Nigeria Customs Service headquarters, Abuja, from 10 am to 5 pm between Monday, June 7 and Tuesday, July 6, 2021”, Attah explained.

He said that that the  documents for verification are: Aircraft Certificate of Registration NCAA’S Flight Operations Compliance Certificate; NCAA’S Maintenance Compliance Certificate; NCAA’S Permit for non- Commercial Flights; and Temporary Import Permit where applicable.



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