The Customs Area Controller of PTML Command, Comptroller Saidu Abba Yusuf, has expressed satisfaction as the command marks a successful electronic auction, with winners acquiring a total of 190 vehicles.
Comptroller Yusuf emphasized the readiness of the command to facilitate the smooth release of vehicles and containers won by bidders in the ongoing electronic auction of overtime cargoes. He commended the efficiency of the online auction portal (https://auction.nigeriatradehub.gov.ng), describing the process as seamless and robust. He also highlighted the system’s under-utilization, emphasizing its capacity to accommodate more entries online.
Addressing concerns about the safety of vehicles within PTML, Comptroller Yusuf assured winners that the terminal prioritizes security, guaranteeing that vehicles are delivered in the same condition as imported. He emphasized the absence of incidents of vandalism and theft within the terminal premises, underlining the stringent security protocols in place.
“PTML Command is fully prepared to serve beneficiaries who have successfully bid and won in the auction process,” stated Comptroller Yusuf. “Our officers are ready to facilitate the seamless collection of vehicles, ensuring minimal delays in line with our operational procedures.”
Winners, who were present at PTML Mile 2 terminal to receive their vehicles, expressed satisfaction with the ease and transparency of the process. They praised the Customs Service for providing equal opportunities to all Nigerians, irrespective of class and location.
Mr. Godwin Aguddah from Abuja lauded the initiative, praising the Customs Service for leveraging technology to promote transparency in trade. Mrs. Mariam Sowemimo from Lagos appreciated the efficiency of the declaration process and pledged to spread the word among her community.
Mr. Aremu Kazeem Olashile from Lagos praised the professionalism and integrity of customs officers at PTML, while Miss Wunmi Oshineye commended the user-friendly nature of the new auction process, recommending it for more young Nigerians.
Mr. Dahiru Muazu, who traveled from Nasarawa State to collect his vehicle, expressed gratitude for the opportunity made available by the Customs Service, irrespective of geographical barriers.