Customs Unveil Next Step In Recruitment Process
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has sent out invitations for aptitude test to 162,399 applicants that applied for vacant job positions in the service.
It is understood that the 162,399 are those who made it to the next stage of the recruitment process out of a total 828,333 that applied last year for job openings in the service.
The Nigeria Customs in a statement on Monday through Mr. Joseph Attah, its spokesperson said the shortlisted applicants have been notified through their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.
“Following vacancies advertisement by the Nigeria Customs Service last year and the disturbing attempts by internet fraudsters to hack and discredit the recruitment process.
“The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has expressed dismay over the criminal activities of these elements and gave assurances of his determination to preside over a recruitment process that will be credible, transparent and smooth from the beginning to the end.
“Accordingly, after a painstaking short-listing process, a total of 162,399 have been short-listed out of 828,333 candidates that applied.
“In-line with our earlier stated guideline, those shortlisted are being notified via their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers,” the statement said.
Mr Attah said the test centers and date for the aptitude test has been included in the notification sent to successful applicants. He urged such applicants to come along with printed slips of their notification for the aptitude test on assigned dates.
“Consequently, all those notified will do their aptitude tests at a date and centre indicated in their respective notification slips, they are expected to print from their e-mail account.
“For the avoidance of doubt, NCS recruitment process requires NO monetary payment, hence any such request from any quarter should be regarded as fraudulent and ignored.
“All short-listed candidates coming to the centres are to come along with the notification slips and identity card. They are to be in their best behaviours and comply with all instructions during the aptitude tests as doing the contrary could lead to instant disqualification.”