Gbajabiamila Reacts To Banker Forced To Pay Customs Duty On Shoe & Bag At NAIA

The Speaker of the House has reacted to lady banker, Customs tango over duty payment on shoe, bag at Abuja airport.

ICYMI, Mrs Nwagboliwe, in a facebook post, blasted some Customs officers whom she alleged were rude and ethnically biased.

She said: “I arrived with a pair of trainers and one mini-boy bag bought at the duty-free shop in Heathrow.

For the records, I am a banker. I am not a trader. “To my shock, Customs at Abuja airport headed by one Ms Essien and T. Abdulrahman said they do not qualify as personal effects and calculated duty payment of about N175,000 for me to pay.

Most shocking to me was that I was the only passenger on that flight BA 083 from London that was singled out for this treatment.

“What are Nigerians able to buy when they travel? Ms Essien says that Nigerians are only entitled to N50,000 worth of goods. Everything above N50,000 is considered luxury and dutiable.

The speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila on reacting to the viral report during a seating, instructed the Chairman House Committee on Customs and finance to investigate the matter and review the customs act.

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