The Nigeria Customs Service has announced that a total of 174 persons have won in the first week after resumption of electronic auction bidding for vehicles.

The Customs Spokesman, Joseph Attah, made the disclosure in a press release, stating that 174 won out of 6,938 persons that bided for 198 vehicles within 48 hours when the portal was reopened.

Attah disclosed that the winners have five days to make payments and 14 days from the day of payments to take possession of the cars or forfeit them to government.

Part of the press release reads, “Following the resumption of Nigeria Customs Service e- auction process, the first batch which started on monday 12 noon, ended yesterday Wednesday 12noon.

“The first 48 hours bidding period had 198 vehicles uploaded. 6,938 persons participated (bidded) with 174 emerging as winners.

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“The winners have five days to make payments and 14 days from the day of payment to proceed and take possession of their own items or forfeit them.

“Failure to pay within five days will lead to revocation of the item and deactivation of the defaulter’s TIN from further participation in the NCS e-auction process.

“The e-auction platform app.trade.gov.ng/eauction will continue to be opened for 48 hours to interested bidders weekly. It provides equal opportunities to all Nigerians irrespective of status, tribe or religion.

“NCS wishes to assure the public of its determination to maximize the potentials of technology to serve Nigerians better”.

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