At the ongoing electronic auction of seized vehicles by the Nigeria Customs Service, a total number of 314 vehicles amounting to N238,922,246 has been won as of August 25, 2020.
The National Public Relations Officer for the service, Joseph Attah who announced this in a press release said 187 bidders have paid in N151,022,245 while a total of N87,900,001 was disclosed as the total reserved bid amount, yet to be paid.
Attah, while reiterating the integrity and transparency of the process, noted that complaints about the auction centred on areas outside customs control like the poor network at some bidders locations, invalid tax identification numbers and other issues.
He stated in the statement that “Since the reopening of the Nigeria Custom1s Service e-auction platform app.trade.gov.ng/eauction, some complaints and inquiries have been pouring in, especially from those who tried unsuccessfully due to either invalid Tax Identification Numbers (TINs), inability to service e-wallet, poor network at their locations or any other reason which are all outside the jurisdiction of the Service.
“Some of these complainants appeared to have questioned the integrity of the e-auction process.
See the full list of winners details with items already paid for below.