Proposed ban on Tokunbo cars not meant to cause hardship — Jonathan

Proposed ban on Tokunbo cars not meant to cause hardship — Jonathan
Jonathan about Tokunbo cars
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President Goodluck Jonathan has said the government’s   auto policy is not designed to cause hardship for Nigerians as being feared by some Nigerians.

The policy will ultimately ban the importation of used cars popularly known as ‘Tokunbo’.

Receiving a delegation  of the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) at the Presidential Villa,Abuja yesterday,President  Jonathan  said the policy would  be the best for the country on the long run.

According to him, once cars  begin to be assembled in the country,a lot of Nigerian youths will be gainfully employed.

He commended the RTEAN for its support for the policy,saying: “ We cannot come up with policy that will punish Nigerians, else I will abort it immediately.

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“The country losses $4 billion to importation, but by the time that is spent on assembling and manufacturing, it will create jobs.”

President Jonathan was optimistic 2014 would be  better for Nigeria and Nigerians than 2013.

“We should not be intimidated by challenges. We have to confront them in a way that will bring peace, unity and development of the country”,he said.

In his speech read earlier, the Executive National President of the RTEAN, Musa Isiwele, said the union was ready to partner the Federal Government on  its plan to create 1.5 million jobs nationwide in the next one year.

He said the association had flagged off a special mass transit scheme of 4,000 units of exotic brands of taxis and commercial buses/vehicles as part of efforts to support the efforts of government to achieve safe, comfortable and effective road transport service delivery.

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They demanded Federal Government’s Concessionary Sovereign Guarantee for loans and tarriff waivers on all vehicles imported by the RTEAN and land allocation for the establishment of world-class ultra-modern transit motor parks in each geopolitical zone of the federation with three to be established in Abuja to further add value to the FCT.

9 Responses to "Proposed ban on Tokunbo cars not meant to cause hardship — Jonathan"

  1. Philip Omorodion   January 5, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Na Tokunbo cars los the missing Billions wen dey los for Niga??? Abi na Tokunbo car still dey cos plane crash? Wating concern who na with Tokunbo cars????? Bad Bele People see dem. Dem don come again. Them don dey envy poor and middle class people again becos any car them use, poor man go still enter market buy am for Tokunbo, 2nd hand or 3rd hand or even 4th hand. This people nor like poor men progress for niga oo. They just want make we just continue to dey call them big big names like SIR, CHAIRMAN, BOSS, MY LEADER, GENERAL, PRESIDO, MY OGA AT THE TOP, BROSSSSSSSS, EGBON, OWAEN etc. Holy Ghostttttttttttt Fireeeeeeeeee

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  2. Philip Omorodion   January 5, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Na Tokunbo cars los the missing Billions wen dey los for Niga??? Abi na Tokunbo car still dey cos plane crash? Wating concern who na with Tokunbo cars????? Bad Bele People see dem. Dem don come again. Them don dey envy poor and middle class people again becos any car them use, poor man go still enter market buy am for Tokunbo, 2nd hand or 3rd hand or even 4th hand. This people nor like poor men progress for niga oo. They just want make we just continue to dey call them big big names like SIR, CHAIRMAN, BOSS, MY LEADER, GENERAL, PRESIDO, MY OGA AT THE TOP, BROSSSSSSSS, EGBON, OWAEN etc. Holy Ghostttttttttttt Fireeeeeeeeee

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  3. Philip Omorodion   January 5, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Na Tokunbo cars los the missing Billions wen dey los for Niga??? Abi na Tokunbo car still dey cos plane crash? Wating concern who na with Tokunbo cars????? Bad Bele People see dem. Dem don come again. Them don dey envy poor and middle class people again becos any car them use, poor man go still enter market buy am for Tokunbo, 2nd hand or 3rd hand or even 4th hand. This people nor like poor men progress for niga oo. They just want make we just continue to dey call them big big names like SIR, CHAIRMAN, BOSS, MY LEADER, GENERAL, PRESIDO, MY OGA AT THE TOP, BROSSSSSSSS, EGBON, OWAEN etc. Holy Ghostttttttttttt Fireeeeeeeeee

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  4. Elder Julius
    Elder Julius   January 4, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Which policies don favour poor man for dis country?.

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  5. Elder Julius
    Elder Julius   January 4, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Which policies don favour poor man for dis country?.

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  6. Elder Julius
    Elder Julius   January 4, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Which policies don favour poor man for dis country?.

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  7. Eriamiator Steven Ighodalo
    Eriamiator Steven Ighodalo   January 4, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    It was ASU now Tokunbo cars. Whoever that will pray 4 my president Jonathan to fail in 4t coming election will die b4 the time of the election. Clear road 4 my president.

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  8. Eriamiator Steven Ighodalo
    Eriamiator Steven Ighodalo   January 4, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    It was ASU now Tokunbo cars. Whoever that will pray 4 my president Jonathan to fail in 4t coming election will die b4 the time of the election. Clear road 4 my president.

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  9. Eriamiator Steven Ighodalo
    Eriamiator Steven Ighodalo   January 4, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    It was ASU now Tokunbo cars. Whoever that will pray 4 my president Jonathan to fail in 4t coming election will die b4 the time of the election. Clear road 4 my president.

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