The Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ali, on Tuesday announced a code number for efficient and effective verification of vehicle duty clearance .
Ali disclosed this at a media stakeholders meeting in Abuja whose essence was to have a roundtable with stakeholders in a bid to come up with solutions to avoid hardship for Nigerians in regards to duty payment on old vehicles and verification.
He said that customs had taken further step to ensure that Nigerians, who wanted to verify the authenticity of their customs duty clearance, could do so at the comfort of their homes with the use of their mobile phones.
For effective and easy customs duty clearance verification, you can dial or send SMS to these numbers 094621597 with your vehicle C-number, the year you paid the duty and the port or location where the vehicle came through into the country.
Immediately all that information is given, just in five minutes you will get a response whether your vehicle duty clearance is genuine or not,’’ Ali said. He said the essence of the numbers was to ensure stress free verification, to motor dealers and innocent Nigerian vehicle owners.
According to him, for easy traffic flow, the last number which is 7 in the digits 094621597 can be either changed to 8 or 9, to get response faster with different customs personnel on duty at every point in time.