The Nigeria Customs Service has said it would release the names of 3,500 successful candidates for final screening in the ongoing recruitment exercise.
Customs Spokesman, Joseph Attah, in a statement disclosed that after the aptitude test, the exercise was temporarily suspended as a result of the outbreak of corona virus (covid-19) early in 2020.
He acknowledged that “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.
“For the avoidance of doubt, recruitment into Nigeria Customs Service is and will remain strictly based on merit and 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.”
Names of the successful candidates will be made public on Feb.12, 2021, in national daily newspapers including the Sun, Daily Trust and Nation.
In the interest of safety, screening will be held on zonal bases with the dates staggered according to grade levels and time allotted to states.
The Customs Service said that the idea is to get the recruitment exercise concluded without exposing the candidate to unnecessary risks. Only shortlisted candidates should go to the screening venue.
It therefore urges all candidates who will be coming for this screening to study the instructions and abide strictly to avoid instant disqualification and immediate eviction from the venue.
The Service also calls on the public to be mindful of fraudsters who would see the invitation for screening as another opportunity to distort and misinform desperate job seekers.
It said that any source other than the Service known platforms- www.customs.gov.ng, www.facebook.com/customsng, TV and Radio, especially those funny sources that will eventually request payment of money should be ignored. NCS recruitment process requires no monetary payment of any kind.