By DAPO OLAWUNI
The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has announced the shortlisting of 162,399 candidates for aptitude test in the ongoing attempt by the service to employ more officers.
Ali in a press statement signed by the National Public Relations Officer of Customs, Mr Joseph Attah assured that he was personally going to monitor the screening process from start to finish in order to avoid foul play.
He lamented that immediately the service announced job vacancies and advertisements last year, there has been several attempts by internet fraudsters to hack and discredit the recruitment process.
The Comptroller-General gave assurances of his determination to preside over the recruitment process to ensure it is 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”
“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 behaviors and comply with all instructions during the aptitude tests as doing the contrary could lead to instant disqualification” the statement read