No underhand dealing in e-auctioning of vehicles, Customs say

The Nigeria Customs Service has denied allegations of impropriety in the e-auction process for overtime/seized goods.

The service made its position known in a statement shared via its X handle on Saturday.

It was responding to a report titled “The Monumental Stealing By The Customs Auction Committee And Their Plans To Dispose-Off Overtime Containers.”

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders 100 per cent Compliance Team recently accused the NCS of auctioning over 300 vehicles to one individual through corrupt means, involving substantial underhand payments.

It claims that only a small amount of N10,000 per vehicle was collected as duties to the Federal Government.

The Chief Superintendent of Customs and National Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Maiwada, emphasised the NCS’ commitment to upholding accountability and transparency in all its activities.

The statement read, “The NCS is a law-abiding government organisation dedicated to maintaining the most outstanding levels of accountability and transparency in all its activities and taking any accusations of improper behaviour seriously.

“We wish to categorically deny involvement in fraudulent activities or underhand dealings in the e-auctioning of vehicles or other goods.

“The NCS Auction Committee operates within the confines of the law and adheres strictly to established guidelines and procedures for disposing of seized/overtime goods.”



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