Recruitment: Customs shortlists 162, 399 applicants for aptitude test


The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has shortlisted a total of one hundred and sixty-two thousand, three hundred and ninety-nine (162, 399) applicants to appear for an aptitude test in furtherance to its ongoing recruitment exercise.

The National Public Relations Officer (NPRO) of the Service, Mr. Joseph Attah who disclosed this in a statement in Lagos yesterday noted that the applicants were selected from a total of eight hundred and twenty-eight thousand, three hundred and thirty-three applications.

Attah observed that the decision to shortlist the applicants followed vacancies advertisement by the Nigeria Customs Service last year and the disturbing attempts by internet fraudsters to hack and discredit the recruitment process adding that the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) had expressed dismay over the criminal activities of these elements and gave assurances of his determination to preside over a recruitment process that will be credible, transparent and smooth from the beginning to the end.

He continued, “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.”

Photo: National Public Relations Officer, NCS, DC Joseph Attah.

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