By; PETER NOSAKHARE, Kaduna
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has announced that it raked in 272.12 million Naira from the auction of 646 vehicles under the electronic auction scheme.
Deputy Comptroller and spokesperson of the service, Joseph Attah disclosed this in Lagos at the weekend while briefing newsmen on the activities of the NCS in 2017.
He said the e-auction regime eliminated the manual process of auctioning seizures in the past which lacked transparency and did not yield the type of revenue expected by government.
“The introduction of the e-auction process was based on the need to eliminate abuses associated with the manual process of the past. It was to ensure maximum revenue from the process, while still providing equal opportunity to all interested Nigerians to log on to the e-auction portal and bid for any item of their choice”.
” This portal is open to all interested persons to bid between 12 noon Monday to 12 noon Wednesday of every week. So far, 646 numbers of vehicles have been won with 272.12 million Naira generated as revenue for the Federal Government, ” he added.
Attah said the NCS will continue to be careful in handling goods at its warehouses so as not to be dragged into unnecessary litigation by claimants as a result of illegal disposals.