You can now buy vehicles impounded by the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS legitimately without falling into the hands of fraudsters.

The NCS, through its newly inaugurated online auction platform, now sells vehicles to willing buyers.

The Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ali, on July 3 in Abuja inaugurated the e-auction platform aimed at giving all Nigerians equal opportunities to partake in bidding for seized vehicles and to increase Customs’ revenue.

However, some Nigerians who tried bidding for vehicles on the platform complained of its inactivity.

But the Public Relations Officer of NCS, Mr Joseph Attah, told newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday that the platform “is active and working’’.

“At the first day of the launching, there were technical challenges with the e-auction platform and these challenges have already been resolved. Potential bidders can now register smoothly without hitches.

“The first 48 hours expired at 12 noon on Wednesday and already 43 persons have won the bidding including a journalist, so you can see this platform is working,” Attah said.

“For now, it is only Jaiz bank that is on the platform, other designated banks are having Interswitch issues and they will soon be on board as soon as they ratify the issues. I understand that today one bank will soon be on board,’’ he added.