Getting a very clean and affordable truck might soon become a difficult task in Nigeria following the Federal Government’s recent announcement of plans to ban the importation of trucks older than 10 years. Yes, this is no joke because the Federal government believes the policy will help reduce the currently alarming increase in the number of road crashes involving “old” tankers and trucks. This should simply be a hint for prospective truck buyers should act quickly before the federal govt begins enforcing this new policy.
Federal Govt says it will soon begin to enforce a new policy that bans the importation of trucks older than 10 years
While some reputable listing sites like Naijauto currently have huge listings of old and modern trucks for sale in Nigeria which prospective buyers can choose from, the new policy might change the “game”. It is almost too obvious that prospective truck buyers should quickly browse through such listings now to grab a good deal before it is too late.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian federal government has also given the FRSC an order to begin enforcing a 45,000 litres maximum tanker load capacity, especially for petroleum products. This shows just how much the government is currently determined to reduce road crashes involving “old” trucks and tankers. The spokesman for FRSC, Mr Bisi Kazeem confirmed all of these new updates in a recent statement that he posted on the agency’s official Twitter handle. As of the time of writing this report, it is still unclear the exact date when the Federal government will announce the ban on importation of old trucks. However, media reports and reliable sources claim that it could be anytime soon.
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