By Godson Ikiebey-
In less than 24 hours the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) announced 3,200 vacancies over 90,000 persons have applied for them.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that one of the officers in charge of recruitment at the service headquarters in Abuja said as of as 4pm on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 “the applications of 91,000 applicants were successfully received”.
According to the report, applications were also received from Nigerians in the diaspora.
Umar Sanusi, acting deputy comptroller-general in charge of human resources at NCS, had earlier said 800 would be recruited to fill vacancies in the support staff for superintendent cadre category.
He also stated that 2,400 would fill those of customs inspector and customs assistant cadre in the general duty category. He said that:
“Like all recruitment into positions in Federal Government agencies, applications for recruitment will be open to all eligible Nigerians who meet the requirements irrespective of their tribe, religion, state or any other consideration.
“In our bid to ensure equal and fair opportunity to all applicants, we are working every step of the recruitment process in compliance with the requirements of the Federal Character Commission.
“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”.