A federal lawmaker, Senator Jubrin Barau, drew the attention of the Senate to the recent federal government policy.
He argued that it is not economically expedient to ban the importation of vehicles through the country’s borders as the policy would lead to the loss of nearly 500,000 jobs by people who import vehicles.
Lawmakers who spoke shared the same position.
After the debate, the Senate demanded a suspension of the policy which was to take effect from January 1, 2017.
The Senate also directed its committee on Customs to investigate the circumstances which led to this recent policy decision of the federal government.