Nigeria exempts medical supplies from import duty payment


As part of efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate evacuation of all imported medical equipment from Nigerian ports.

This is even as the President has given a blanket waiver of Customs duty on medical supplies.

The Special Assistant to the President on Digital and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, disclosed this on Tuesday via his official twitter handle.

He said Buhari had also directed the Nigerian Customs Service to implement expedited clearing of all imported healthcare equipment, medical and pharmaceutical supplies at the nation’s ports.

Ogunlesi said, “Mr President has approved a blanket waiver of import duties for medical equipment and supplies, as part of Nigeria’s efforts to strengthen health infrastructure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”