Customs upgrades e-auction platform to ensure transparent disposal of overtime cargoes

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Customs upgrades e-auction platform to ensure transparent disposal of overtime cargoes

As platform records 1137 number of bids, 1099 registered applicants

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has upgraded its e-auction platform to ensure transparent disposal of overtime cargoes.

This latest development is in tandem with its commitment to ensure transparent disposal of overtime cargoes.

The Service under the leadership of CGC Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, as the Comptroller General unveiled the restructured e-auction platform on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

According to the press statement released on Customs/Media platform, this strategic move aligns with the guidelines in the newly enacted
Nigeria Customs Service Act, 2023, showcasing the agency’s dedication to
efficiency and fairness in its activities.

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 in the e-auction exercise.

“Since its relaunch, 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¬† won.

“The NCS emphasises 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 are opened 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.ngconcerns or complaints can be directed to the NCS Helpdesk at 07037891156, operational from Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

“While we acknowledge occasional glitches reported by participants, potentially attributed to high traffic, our dedicated technical team is actively addressing the situation. We assure the public that initial issues will be swiftly resolved to ensure a seamless experience in all subsequent exercises.

“The NCS remains committed to transparency, accessibility and public engagement through its revamped e-auction platform, fostering a fair and efficient process for disposal of seized and overtime goods”, the Service informed.

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