- An emerging report indicates that citizens interested in joining the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) could still be enlisted
- Joseph Attah, a spokesperson for the NCS has addressed the concerns about the recruitment exercise into the service
- Many applicants are yet to know their fate after writing a Computer Based Test (CBT) for employment into the service
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has disclosed that the results of the Computer Based Test (CBT) for employment into 3,200 positions within the service will be released in a few weeks.
The spokesperson for the NCS, Joseph Attah, made the disclosure to The Tribune when the publication contacted him on phone concerning the CBT results for the recruitment exercise
''What I can say for now is that result of the CBT test will soon be out in few weeks time.”
Legit.ng recalled that the customs had on April 17, 2019, announced recruitment opportunities for 3,200 positions within the service.
Out of 524,315 applicants who applied for the positions, about 160,000 were invited for a Computer Based Test (CBT) on January 9, 2020.
However, the CBT result is still yet to be released more than a year after the exercise.
One of the 160,000 job seekers who spoke anonymously expressed fears that the recruitment exercise may have been hijacked by politicians.
“The NCS should say something on the recruitment process to erase fears that the recruitment exercise has been swept under the carpet.''
The Nation reported that some of the job seekers appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to compel the NCS Comptroller General, Col. Hameed Ali (retd.), to release their results and end their frustrations.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has disclosed that a patrol team has been formed to combat smuggling, activities, and other transnational organised crimes following the reopening of the border.
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The spokesperson for the customs, Joseph Attah, said Operation Swift Response (OSR ) which was launched in 2019 has now transformed into Nigeria’s Joint Border Patrol Team (JBPT).
He disclosed in a tweet that the JBPT was formed as part of a Tripartite Operation, comprising Benin, Niger, and Nigeria.
In another news, the Illela border in Sokoto state was on Tuesday, January 5, reopened by the NCS.
The reopening ceremony was performed by the customs area controller in charge of the Sokoto/Zamfara command, Abdulhamid Ma’aji, Premium Times reported.
He said the federal government’s ban on rice importation into Nigeria was still in force.