Kaduna - The Kaduna State chapter of Motor Dealers Association of Nigeria (MDAN), on Wednesday expressed support to the plan by the Federal Government to stop the importation of used vehicles into the country.
The Chairman of the chapter, Alhaji Ahmed Abdullahi expressed the support in an interview in Kaduna.
According to him, the plan will promote indigenous industries, create jobs and make positive impact on the economy.
"The ban is a welcome development, as it will develop our country; but it has to be gradual. You do not remove a thing without providing a viable alternative,'' Abdullahi, locally known as Dan Brazil, said.
"We are happy that the country plans to stand on its own and we will support that plan. We will adjust and sell brand new cars or Nigerian made cars when the time comes,'' the chairman added.
Abdullahi called on the federal government to create more avenues to reduce the economic hardship Nigerians were facing.
In his comment, Mr Tanimu Ali, a car dealer, advised the federal government to jerk up the tariff on imported vehicles to make them more expensive locally, and to create measures to encourage Nigerians to patronise local vehicle manufacturers.