The Association of Motor Dealers of Nigeria (AMDON), yesterday called on the federal government to reduce the high custom tariffs placed on vehicles so as to make vehicles affordable for purchase.
President of the association, Prince Ajibola Adedoyin, made the remark in Abuja yesterday while receiving the Prestige Exclusive Magazine achiever’s award of excellence in Nation building.
In an interview with LEADERSHIP Weekend, Adedoyin reiterated that the high tariffs placed on vehicles is making it difficult for people to afford vehicles, which has made Nigerians to come out with and excuse of buying cars from unregistered dealers.
The President further advised Nigerians to not to use the high custom tariffs as an excuse to obtain cars from unregistered dealers to avoid being harassed.
He added that there are lots of things to be put in place before the beginning of 2018 which will be in terms of sensitisation and letting the public know a genuine dealer.
“This is part of the reason why we have been partnering with the
Police and VIO so that people will not loose their money at the end of the day.”
“We are trying to make sure every car dealer get registered with the current police database exercise, so we can easily trace stolen
vehicles,” he said.
Speaking further Adedoyin said: “There is no doubt that it will help reduce crimes and make it a decentive to men of the underworld. Police can as well verify from their end who are really licenced by AMDON and and check the activities of middlemen who give bad names to real car dealers in Nigeria.
“We have all sorts of people claiming to be members of our association and we don’t have their records with us, we want all these manace to stop and this is also crucial to national security,” he affirmed.