The management of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has called candidates who are undergoing the aptitude test for its recruitment exercise nationwide, to exercise patience.
This was stated by the Head of Public Affairs of the agency, Mr Jonah Achema, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja today.
He stated that the need for calmness was necessitated when the compliance of prospective candidates toward the ongoing NDLEA recruitment exercises nationwide was accessed.
Achema said the agency is aware of little hitches in the ongoing Computer Based Test (CBT) with particular reference to Abuja Centre.
“We are not unaware of the complaints by those excluded by computer from the ongoing exercise on grounds of age, improper documentation at the time of application and/or failing to upload relevant documents in support of their application.
He stated that those were the pre-qualification recruitment for the exercise, adding that many must have been excluded because they were careless.
He stated also that another reason for the hitch was that some of the applicant’s used email address and telephone numbers that are either dormant or have been replaced, could not be reached.
“The agency is determined to ensure that the integrity of the recruitment process is maintained in the selection of suitable 1,000 narcotic officers in the first phase of the recruitment exercise,” he said.
Achema said that the management reinstated that the recruitment which was the first phase of the recruitment exercise for 15,000 personnel was to recruit 5,000 personnel.
He added that it targeted the lower rank personnel (4,000 out of the 5,000) in order to address the current personnel gap in the agency.
He noted that the agency was happy with the successful completion of the aptitude test in all the centers except Abuja.
He said that it was due to impatience and unruly behavior of some applicants which led to the rescheduling of the aptitude test for applicants who were unable to write the test in Abuja.
“The test for Abuja centre has been rescheduled to hold from Friday December 27th to Monday December 31st. The affected applicants are being contacted through emails and SMS messages,” he said.
NAN reports that the Chairman, NDLEA, Col. Muhammad Abdallah (Rtd) had earlier said the agency would commence training for the 5,000 personnel in January.