The  Senate has called for the reversal of the Federal Government’s policy that banned the importation of cars through land borders. Senate cited that the ban which took effect from January 1, 2017. the ban will lead to a loss of 500,000 jobs.

The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the plenary, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reconsider his action as the lawmakers,  heavily criticized the policy during the plenary on Wednesday, described the ban as anti-poor.

The issue was brought through a a motion titled, ‘The Ban on the Importation of Vehicles Through the Land Borders into the Country’, jointly moved by Senators Barau Jibrin (Kano North), Kabiru Gaya (Kano South), Sabi Abdullahi (Niger North), Shehu Sani (Kadana Central) and Ali Wakili (Bauchi South).