The commencement of bond payment on vehicles coming into Nigeria through the Jibia border is causing apprehension and misgivings amongst commuters and motorists.
Daily Trust gathered that vehicles coming in from the border are asked to make a bond deposit of between 5 to 25 percent of the value of the car in cash to be retrieved when exiting.
With this new development at the weekend, our reporter learnt that over 30 vehicles were deprived entry into the country. There was huge hold up at the border.
When contacted, the spokesman of Katsina/Kaduna command, Duniya Peters, said it was not a new thing. “It has been there all this while,” he said, adding that it is an equivalent of the duty they should have paid bringing them in so that government does not end up losing should the owners fail to return. The money is returned to the driver on his way out.