Customs says no plan to auction 7,000 vehicles 

Hameed Ali
Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has advised the public to disregard recent reports insinuating that the Service was on the verge of auctioning 7,000 vehicles to reduce congestion at various terminals.

Customs spokesman, Timi Bomodi, who made the disclosure a statement Monday, said all auctions were still being done via the Customs e-auction platform.

“This reminder is pertinent in light of rumours making the rounds that a special auction of over 7,000 cars will soon be held by the service. We wish to state that auctions are periodic and advertised in advance on our website to avail members of the public the opportunity of selecting and bidding for items of their choice,” he said. 

Customs said it deployed the e-auction platform in July 2017 to provide equal opportunities to all Nigerians in the disposal of seized, condemned, overtime and abandoned cargoes.

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