The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has defined why one in all its officers charged a passenger, Joe Abah, a N2,000 cargo surcharge.
Final week, Abah took to Twitter to complain concerning the further cost of N2000 which FAAN made him pay after he already paid N35, 000 to Customs for bringing in a CCTV gadget in his baggage from outdoors the nation.
However FAAN Normal Supervisor, Company Affairs , Henrietta Yakubu, in an announcement on Tuesday, mentioned the N2,000 was not a payment charged on dutiable objects, as solely the Nigerian Customs Service was empowered by legislation to gather duties.
Within the assertion titled, ‘RE: FAAN Worldwide Cargo Cost’, the FAAN spokesperson additionally mentioned Abah was charged N2,000 for bringing in an merchandise via the passenger terminal as an alternative of facilitating such an merchandise via the cargo part of the airport.
It learn, “The eye of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has been drawn to a tweet by Dr Joe Abah a passenger who complained of being charged a payment of N2,000 for carrying a dutiable merchandise in his journey suitcase and sought explanations on the authorized foundation for charging this payment.
“For the aim of readability, the N2,000 is just not a payment charged on dutiable objects, as solely the Nigerian Customs Service is empowered by legislation to gather duties,” based on the response.
“The N2,000 is a cargo surcharge, and it is just relevant to objects which are speculated to be facilitated via the cargo part of the airport, however being introduced in via passenger terminals.
“The essence of imposing this surcharge is to discourage passengers from bringing such objects via passenger terminals, as they negatively affect on the serviceability of conveyor belts and different services within the terminals.
“Consequently, we advise our extremely esteem passengers to facilitate such objects via the cargo part, the place they’ll solely be charged #7 per kilo.
“We may also prefer to encourage Dr Joe Abah to please make use of the cargo part for such objects sooner or later, to keep away from the N2,000 cargo surcharge being collected on the passenger terminals.”