The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has resumed the e-auction of vehicles and other seized items as it reopens the portal. The Comptroller General of Customs, Adewale Adeniyi, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said the Customs has revamped the e-auction platform for transparent disposal of seized and overtime goods in its custody.
Adeniyi, in a statement signed by Chief Superintendent of Customs and National Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Maiwada, said the auctions are periodic and open every Tuesday from 12 noon to 6 pm, providing the public with regular opportunities to select and bid for desired items.
“In pursuit of its commitment to continuous improvement, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) unveils its revamped e-auction platform on Tuesday, 16 January 2024. This strategic move aligns with the guidelines outlined in the newly enacted Nigeria Customs Service Act, 2023, showcasing the agency’s dedication to efficiency and fairness.
“The new platform, accessible at https://auction.nigeriatradehub.gov.ng, is an upgraded version of the previous portal designed to provide Nigerians with an equal opportunity to participate,” he said.
Since its re-launch, he said the platform has recorded impressive results, including; 1137 number of bids; 1099 registered applicants; 652 successfully paid administration fee; 100 vehicles uploaded on the window; 86 vehicles bid and won. He emphasised that successful bidders should promptly download their winning certificates through the provided link in the confirmation email.
“Subsequently, winners are required to present the certificate where the goods are domiciled, and the clearance process is expected to be done within seven days. It is also pertinent to note that the auctions are periodic and open every Tuesday from 12 noon to 6 pm, providing the public with regular opportunities to select and bid for desired items.
“For comprehensive details and guidelines on the e-auction process, interested participants are encouraged to visit the NCS website at www.customs.gov.ng,” he added.