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Nigerian Customs unveils revamped e-auction platform

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The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, said it has unveiled its revamped e-auction platform.

Customs’ National Public Relations Officer, CSC Abdullahi Maiwada, said in a statement on Saturday that the strategic move aligned with the guidelines outlined in the newly enacted Nigeria Customs Service Act, 2023.

According to the statement, the new platform, an upgraded version of the previous portal, is designed to provide Nigerians with an equal opportunity to participate.

Maiwada stated that since the relaunch, the platform has recorded impressive results, including 1137 bids, 1099 registered applicants, 652 successfully paid administration fees, 100 vehicles uploaded on the window, and 86 vehicles bid and won.

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NCS emphasised that successful bidders should promptly download their winning certificates through the provided link in the confirmation email, adding that subsequent winners are required to present the certificate where the goods are domiciled, and the clearance process is expected to be done within seven days.

The statement also stressed that “auctions are periodic, open every Tuesday from noon to 6 pm, providing the public with regular opportunities to select and bid for desired items.”

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