The federal government has lifted the embargo on the importation of textile materials into the country.
Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, (NCS), Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, confirmed the news on Tuesday.
Dikko said that Nigerians can now import textile materials subject to payment of right duty, and that the items were removed from the prohibition list in line with the laws guiding the CET regime. He said Nigerians can now import them but will pay 35% duty.
“Textile, furniture and others have become dutiable as both commodities have been removed from the Import Prohibition Lists and it is going to be implemented” he said.