Abuja - Nigeria Customs Service denied reports it planned to close the Intercontinental Hotel during the agency’s exercise to ensure defaulting rice importers pay outstanding duties owed the Federal Government of Nigeria.
“This clarification has become necessary in view of media reports that Nigeria Customs Service plans to shut down Intercontinental Hotel. The confusion was created in view of the association of its owners, Milan Nigeria Limited with one of the defaulting importers,” said Wale Adeniyi, Public Relations Officer for the Comptroller-general of Customs, this past weekend.
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Adeniyi said the service’s records had shown that Intercontinental Hotel was not indebted to the Nigeria Customs Service, and would therefore not be shut down as insinuated.
“It is also necessary to clarify that the defaulting importers targeted for sanctions, Conti Agro Nigeria Limited is a separate legal entity from Milan Nigeria Limited, owners of Intercontinental Hotel,” Adeniyi said.
- CAJ News