4 C 111 Supplementto Official Gazette No. 47, Vol. 69, 16th September, 1982—Part c a A BILL FOR An ACT TO AMEND THE CUsToMs AND Excise MANAGEMENT ACT AND FOR MATTERS CONNECTED THEREWITH. Spqnsored by How. J. Y. M. Matto, Akwanga Federal Constituency, Plateau State’ oo ] Commence BE IT ENACTED by the National Assembly of the Federal ment. . LD Republic of Nigeria as follows— 1. For section 135 of the Customs and Excise Management Act Amendment HH te section135 of 1958 1958 there shall be substituted the following newsection— Pp No. 55, “Importer, 135.—(1) An Importer or exporter of any goods or an HH exporter, etc. . . to transact : . : : business ©XCise trader maytransact anybusiness relating to customs DR with customs — - officers. and excise— S. COCO (2) directly with an officer ; or , (5) through any of the following persons acting on his behalf— ° ek eke (i) a person authorised by him in writing ; ecUuaA aS _ (it) a person exclusively in his emplovment; or (iit) a person licensed as a customs agent or as an kkk agent in accordance with regulations made under section 138 of this Act. - (2) Any person whoacts in contravention of this section bok ehh shall be guilty of an offence and liable upon conviction to a fine of 38200.” 7 19 (2. This Act may becited as the Customs..and Excise Management Short title. 20 (Amendment) Act 1982. — EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM This Bill seeks to give an importer of any goods or an excise trader, the right of clearing his goods through customs personally or through agents acting on his behalf.