By Concise News Correspondents

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The Senate has called on the Federal Government to reverse its policy banning the importation of vehicles via land borders.

The ban, which covers all new and used vehicles, took effect January 1, 2017.

Describing the policy as ant-poor, the senators strongly criticised the ban during Wednesday’s plenary.

In a motion titled, ‘The Ban on the Importation of Vehicles Through the Land Borders into the Country’, jointly moved by seven lawmakers, the Senate rejected the policy, asking the Nigeria Customs to swiftly suspend it.

The lawmakers who moved the motion were Senators Barau Jibrin (Kano North), Kabiru Gaya (Kano South), Sabi Abdullahi (Niger North), Shehu Sani (Kadana Central) and Ali Wakili (Bauchi South).

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the plenary, then urged President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to the cries of Nigerians and reverse the policy.

“From the contributions made, it is obvious that the policy is unpopular. We are representatives of the people and the people have spoken through us that they do not want this policy. I think those in government should listen to them.”