- The Nigeria Customs Service says it would be recruiting 3,200 officers
- According to Customs, 800 would be recruited to fill vacancies in the support staff for superintendent cadre category
- Application for recruitment is free and it will be open to all eligible Nigerians
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday, April 16, officially announced plans to recruit 3,200 officers into the service.
The acting deputy comptroller- general of Customs in charge of human resources department, Umar Sanusi, made this known at a news conference in Abuja.
Sanusi explained that 800 would be recruited to fill vacancies in the support staff for superintendent cadre category, and 2,400 would fill that of Customs inspector and Customs Assistant Cadre in the general duty categories.
He said that the service’s portal for the recruitment would be opened 12 midnight of Tuesday and would be closed after three weeks.
According to him, a web portal to receive and process all applications has been created as a sub-domain of the NCS website; www.customs.gov.ng. He said the portal is a user-friendly one that prospective applicants from all parts of the country and even outside Nigeria can log in to submit applications and upload documents.
“The URL is vacancy.customs.gov.ng, the specific requirements established for the vacancies. Shortlisting of candidates will be done and such candidates short listed will be notified, invited for continuation of the recruitment process.
“Following the necessary approval from the Federal Executive Council (FEC), NCS is now set to recruit officers and men to fill existing vacancies.
“Application for recruitment will be open to all eligible Nigerians, who meet the requirements irrespective of their tribe, religion, state, or any other consideration.
Going further, Customs said it will with the requirements of the Federal Character Commission.
The deputy comptroller-general disclosed that more details of the recruitment would be advertised on seven national newspapers on Wednesday, April 17.
“We are determined to conduct an exercise that is credible, fair and transparent and we will deploy all machinery within our powers to ensure that the integrity of the exercise is not compromised.
“I want to reiterate that the portal for this exercise can only be accessed through the official service web site, where no fees will be demanded,” he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Abba Abubakar, a high ranking officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) was on Tuesday, April 9, stung and killed by a swarm of bees in the Ashipa area of Badagry in Lagos state.
Speaking on Wednesday, April 10, on Abubakar's death, Saidu Abdullahi, the spokesman of the Seme command, said: “With sadness and deep sorrow, the Seme Area Command announces the death of our colleague CSC Abba, A.”
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