Abuja - The Nigeria Customs Service has denied
media reports claiming the Service was charging duty calculated on a revised
rate of N285 per dollar with effect from Wednesday.
Wale Adeniyi, Public Relations Officer of the Customs
Service, said the responsibility of fixing official duty rates was the function
of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), therefore therefore the reports were not
“Hence the Service cannot have been the one to announce a
new official rate as purported in the publication,” said Adeniyi.
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He added that the Nigeria Customs Service had not received
any new rate from the CBN neither was it aware of any dissemination of contrary
information on this subject matter.
Adeniyi thus advised the public to discountenance the
publication and continue to comply with the extant rates until such a time the
CBN might deem fit to review them.
Official rates peg the $/N at 200.
- CAJ News