Sen­ate quizzes Stal­lion group over N44bn un­paid tax

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - By Ismail Mu­dashir

The Sen­ate com­mit­tee on Im­port Duty Waivers yes­ter­day grilled top of­fi­cials of the Stal­lion group over N44bn un­paid im­port duty.

The com­mit­tee chaired by Sen­a­tor Adamu Aliero (APC, Kebbi Cen­tral) said the com­pany vi­o­lated the quota sys­tem on rice im­por­ta­tion.

“A to­tal of N44bn un­paid im­port duty is be­ing owed the coun­try. There is no money, so we will en­sure that no Kobo is left out of this amount,” he said.

He said 150,000 tons were al­lo­cated to the group but that the com­pany went ahead to im­port 400,000 tons.

An­swer­ing ques­tions from mem­bers of the com­mit­tee, the Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of Stal­lion group, Mr. Harpreet Singh said they im­ported the rice based on the ap­proval of the Fed­eral gov­ern­ment.

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