Nigerian Customs Resume Online Auctioning of Cargoes

Some of the expensive smuggled vehicles impounded by the Nigeria Customs Service that are currently languishing at the Federal Operations Unit in Ikeja Lagos.

The Nigeria Customs Service has announced the resumption of its online auction process for seized cargoes at the port.

Most of the cargoes being auctioned, especially seized vehicles, are those that must have gone through a process called “court condemnation”

NationalPublicRelationsOfficerof Customs, Mr Joseph Attah who announced the resumption in a press release circulated on social media on Monday, added that bidding period will be 48 hours starting by 12noon on Mondays and terminates same time on Wednesdays

Attah, a Deputy Comptroller of Customs , also said the electronic platform will be opened live for interested persons with valid Tax Identification Numbers (TIN) issued by Federal Inland Revenue Service.

He concluded that the system will be devoid of any form of human or physical interaction

He wrote “Following the re-engineering of the Nigeria Customs Service e-auction process, the electronic portal is now opened (live) for interested persons with valid Tax Identification Number (TIN) to log in and bid for items of their choice.

“The link is: app.trade.gov.ng/eauction.
“As usual, the bidding period for every week is 48 hours, beginning from Monday 12noon to Wednesday 12noon.

“Please note that the process is fully automated and requires no physical intervention of any kind to win.

“While you choose and make your bid along side other interested Nigerians, we wish you good luck” he said.

The resuscitation of the otherwise moribund electronic auction platform is expected to decongest the already congested Customs warehouses filled with seized goods all over the country.

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