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Nigerian Customs E-Auction Portal – Buy Auctioned Goods

Nigerian Customs E-Auction Portal

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), electronic platform

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Mr Joseph Attah, NCS spokesman, on Friday in Abuja said that the platform was presently undergoing user acceptability test.

“What that means is that in the very near future in a matter of weeks, the NCS will officially deploy its trade portal.

“So the auction exercises will be electronically driven. So when we say e-auction platform, (we mean) a platform in our trade portal that gives an opportunity to all interested people to see what they want with a full description of its present state.


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Nigerian Customs E-Auction Portal

Nigerian Customs E-Auction Portal

“That is the condition that particular thing is and allows people to bid.

Eventually, the victory goes to the highest bidder at the end of the bidding process.’’

According to Attah, the manual process of auctioning discouraged competition in the selection of beneficiaries and was opened to abuse.

Attah said that the customs boss, retired Col. Hameed Ali, suspended the auctioning of goods to strengthen the process and provide equal opportunity for interested persons.
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“Before this is officially deployed we considered it necessary to adequately sanitize members of the public so that those things they should get ready before its deployment they will be able to get them ready.

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Nigerian Customs E-Auction Portal

“What they need to get ready most importantly now, is the Tax Identification Number (TIN). In other words, if you want to be part of this e-auction exercise, you have to approach the FIRS and get your TIN. It is open to all.

He said another requirement for the bid included a copy of a recent passport photograph and a N1,000 non-refundable administrative charges to be paid into the auction e-wallet.

Attah said that the e-auction application would be accessible online through the NCS trade portal website, www.trade.gov.ng, adding that ‘’no replacement for item auctioned’’.

He said that applicants must enter an agreement to abide by the NCS conditions and terms of the auction.

Nigerian Customs E-Auction Portal


After repeated tests of the e-auction platform, Nigeria Customs is now set to deploy the e-auction portal on the 1st of July 2017.

The portal is now fully networked to designated banks to ensure money accruing from the auction gets to the Central bank of Nigeria Treasury Single Account for transparency and accountability.

After receiving the report, the Comptroller General of Customs, as well as detailed information about each Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali(Rtd) directed the auction committee to ensure, as well as detailed information about each, are uploaded to avoid and misgiving. He further stressed the need for more weeks to enable interested members of the public to obtain their Tax identification numbers (TIN) from the federal inland revenue before the commencement date. Nigerian Customs E-Auction Portal

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The platform which is highly interactive will only give access to holders of TIN. Such taxpayers will log in, read the guidelines, pay the nonrefundable one thousand auction fee and proceed to bid for the items on auction.

Recall that the CGC resumed duty in 2015 with a three pronged Presidential mandates of Restructure, Reform and seek ways of raising revenue.

Manual auction was identified as non competitive and opened to abuses hence it was suspended.

The committee set up has now developed an e-auction platform that is secured transparent and guarantees equal opportunities to all Nigerians.

All interested persons are therefore advised to get ready by obtaining their Tax identification numbers issued by Federal Inland Revenue

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