After a viral misleading report, the Nigeria Customs Service has finally debunked rumours about its planned auction of 7000 cars. Timi Bomodi, a deputy comptroller and public relations officer of the NCS debunked the rumours in a newly released statement. He spoke on the behalf of Hameed Ali, the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service.
The Nigeria Customs Service has debunked rumours that it is planning to auction 7000 vehicles
The statement released by the NCS has urged citizens to check for “authentic” information about the auction of items on the e-auction platform. The correct URL of the e-auction website was also stated as follows:
Timi Bomodi, the NCS public relations officer re-iterated that the above URL is still the only means of communicating authentic information to the public. He revealed that auctions exercises are usually carried out by the NCS in a periodic manner. In fact, such exercises are said to be always advertised much earlier on the e-auction website before the day of the auction itself. The NCS claim that the early adverts usually avail the general public an opportunity to select and bid for their choice among items listed to be auctioned.
While speaking on the e-auction system, the NCS public relations officer gave more details about the requirements for participation in auction exercises. He said that applicants are required to possess a valid TIN (Tax Identification Number) that is issued by the FIRS. Also, applicants looking to participate in NCS auctions need to have an active email account. Similarly, they must also possess any means of identification among the ones listed below.
- Voters Card or National Identity Card
- Driver’s license
- International Passport
Once an applicant possesses the required documents, he or she can always check the e-auction website to participate in the auctions of cars or other items.