By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
The Association of Motor Dealers of Nigeria(AMDON) has said that it will visit the Senate and House of Representatives leadership for their intervention to reopen the land boarders.
National President of the association, Engineer Ajibola Adedoyin stated in Sokoto yesterday at its Northwest meeting with members.
Adedoyin explained that the association would seek audience with the NASS leadership to intervene in three areas which include, reopening of boarders, reduction of duty and as well strengthen cordial working relationship with customs and the Nigerian Police.
” We need a downward review of duty on vehicles coming in through land boarders.
” We have sent a proposal to the NASS. Though, the DG of customs had assured to wave 60% on vehicles already at respective dealer points of sales so we can pay 40% which we agreed.”
This, Adedoyin said ” it amounted to N7bn which we promised to raise within a time frame but unfortunately, we failed on that and could not raise even 10% of the amount”, he explained.
In the same vein, the National Secretary of the association, Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim disclosed that AMDON had initiated a purposeful synergy and collaboration with the Nigeria Police to come up with an authentic ID card for its members at a cost of N10,000 each to further provide security and smooth conduct of transactions and operations of car dealers.
Similarly, the AMDON scribe said it had began arrangement with customs and relevant authorities to while the boarders were being reopened, modern technology should be installed at boarder entry points to scan vehicles coming.
” All these will help in ensuring security, payment of duties as well simplify operations of both car dealers and security agencies”, he pointed out.
Ibrahim said they were touring all the six geo-political zones to consolidate on their operations and promote better working synergy with key stakeholders.
” We have visited North central and now we are in the Northwest. We have achieved a lot for AMDON with the resolution of the crisis in our Kano chapter. They are now united after deligently reconciling them.
” We are still appealing to members to cooperate and support our drive towards an enhanced and vibrant AMDON”, he called.
The scribe also urged members to intensify efforts and get their companies registered and obtain individual membership as bonafide car dealers