The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has given those who emerged winners in the first batch of its electronic auction (e-auction) process five days to make payments and fourteen (14) days from the day of payment to proceed and take possession of their items or forfeit them.
The Public Relations Officer of the NCS, Mr. Joseph Attah who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday warned that failure to pay within five days would lead to revocation of the item and subsequent deactivation of the defaulter’s Tax Identification Number (TIN) from further participation in the NCS e-auction process.
Attah recalled that following the resumption of the Service e-auction process, the first batch which started on Monday 10th August, 2020 at 12 noon, ended on Wednesday 12th August, 2020 at 12 noon.
He further disclosed that “The first 48 hours bidding period had 198 vehicles uploaded, 6,938 persons bidded with 174 emerging winners.”
“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”, he said.
The customs spokesman noted that the e-auction platform app.trade.gov.ng/eauction would continue to be open for 48 hours to interested bidders weekly adding that “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”, he concluded.
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