By Victor Akaa, Abuja
The Nigeria Custom Service (NCS) has released the names of the suitably qualified candidates that applied for the recruitment exercise last year.
An official statement issued to News headquarter, signed by the Service
Public Relations Officer, DC. Joseph Attah says out of 828,333 candidates that applied, only 162,399 names were short-listed .
DC. Attah said, this year’s recruitment exercise was headed by the comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) who had promised to personally monitor the exercise while expressing his determination and assurances to preside over a recruitment process that will be credible, transparent and smooth from the beginning to the end.
According to him, Col. Ali made the decision after expressing his dismay after the disturbing attempts by internet fraudsters to hack and discredit the recruitment process following vacancies advertisement by the Nigeria Customs Service last year .
The statement further explained that the shortlisted candidates will be duly notified via their email addresses and phone numbers in accordance with the Service guidelines.
“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”. The statement explained.
He further directed all short-listed candidates coming to the centres to come along with them notification slips and identity card.
The candidates are therefore advised to be in their best behaviours and comply with all instructions during the aptitude tests as doing the contrary could lead to instant disqualification.