Nigeria announces e-auction success despite challenges
Despite initial problems, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is pleased with the good response to its revamped electronic auction platform.
Since its re-launch last Tuesday, the agency has received 1,137 bids and 1,099 registered applicants.
Abdullahi Maiwada, chief superintendent of customs and national public relations officer, called the response "impressive."
Approximately 100 vehicles were posted to the marketplace, and 86 of them were bid on and won.
"While we acknowledge occasional glitches reported by participants, potentially attributed to high traffic, our dedicated technical team is actively addressing the situation," Maiwada said.
He reassured the audience that any early glitches would be remedied quickly to provide a smooth experience in all future drills.
"The NCS remains committed to transparency, accessibility, and public engagement through its revamped e-auction platform, fostering a fair and efficient process for the disposal of seized and overtime goods."
The auctions are held on a regular basis, every Tuesday from 12h00 to 18h00, allowing the public to select and bid on desired things.
The e-auction is compliant with the newly adopted Nigeria Customs Service Act.