-by our correspondent.
The Nigeria Customs Service is set to release the names of successful candidates for final screening in the ongoing recruitment exercise.
A statement signed by the NCS Public Relations Officer, Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah, said the recruitment exercise had to be suspended after the aptitude test following the outbreak of corona virus (covid-19) in early 2020.
“Regrettably, the delay caused anxiety for the applicants, parents/guardians and indeed some members of the public who even went into overdrive with various allegations that tended to question the integrity of the exercise.” The statement read.
Comptroller-General NCS, Col. Hameed Ali Rtd.
The statement reassured Nigerians that the recruitment into Nigeria Customs Service is and will remain strictly based on merit and the principle of Federal Character, with every Local Government of the federation appropriately represented.
“Since the Service does not know when the ravaging covid-19 will end, Management has decided to forge ahead with the exercise while strictly adhering to the protocols. Already a total of 3,500 successful candidates have been shortlisted and will be published in three (3) national dailies ie Sun, Daily Trust and Nation newspapers on Friday 12th February 2021.” Attah said.
According to the NCS, screening will be held on zonal bases with the dates staggered according to grade levels and time allotted to states. “The whole idea is to get the recruitment exercise concluded without exposing the candidate to unnecessary risks, only shortlisted candidates should go to the screening venue.”
NCS Public Relations Officer, Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah
The NCS therefore, urges all candidates who will be coming for the screening to study and strictly abide by the instructions to avoid instant disqualification and immediate eviction from the venue.
“NCS calls on the public to be mindful of fraudsters who will see the invitation for screening as another opportunity to distort and misinform desperate job seekers. Candidates should avoid any source, especially those that will eventually request payment of money, other than the Service known platforms (www.customs.gov.ng, www.facebook.com/customsng, TV and Radio. NCS recruitment process requires no monetary payment of any kind.” The statement further read.