In line with its commitment to enhancing services and ensuring a transparent bidding process, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has upgraded its electronic auction (e-auction) platform.
Chief Superintendent of Customs Abdullahi Maiwada, the National Public Relations Officer, stated in a release that this upgrade is part of the agency’s strategic efforts to fulfill the guidelines outlined in the newly enacted Nigeria Customs Service Act of 2023, demonstrating a dedication to efficiency and fairness.
The revamped e-auction platform was officially unveiled on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, and is accessible at auction.nigeriatradehub.gov.ng. Maiwada emphasised that the upgraded version is designed to provide all Nigerians with an equal opportunity to participate in the auction process.
Since its relaunch, the platform has seen impressive results, including 1137 bids, 1657 registered applicants, 652 successfully paid administration fees, 257 vehicles uploaded on the window, and 86 vehicles successfully won through bids.
Maiwada highlighted that to cater to the interests of potential bidders, auctions will be held periodically. The scheduled auction sessions are set to take place every Tuesday from 12 noon to 6 p.m. within specified periods.
The Comptroller General of NCS, Adewale Adeniyi, revealed the plans to revamp the platform as part of the NCS’s 2024 agenda. This overhaul aims to enhance transparency in the auction process, fortify operations against potential cyber threats, and ensure the efficiency of services provided by the Nigeria Customs Service.