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By Innocent Orok


Col. Hameed Ali, CG of Customs

After months of suspense, waiting and expectations, the Nigeria Customs Service has finally released the names of successful shortlisted candidates who applied for the service recruitment last year.

According to a statement released yesterday by the Service National Public Relations officer, Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah, out of a total of 828,333 applicants, only 162,399 were shortlisted. Attah also said, according to the earlier guideline, the shortlisted candidates are being notified through their emails and telephone numbers.

The statement reads “Following vacancies advertisement by the Nigeria Customs Service last year and the disturbing attempts by internet fraudsters to hack and discredit the recruitment process.

*The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has 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.

“Accordingly, after a painstaking short-listing process, a total of 162,399 have been short-listed out of 828,333 candidates that applied.

“In-line with our earlier stated guideline, those shortlisted are being notified via their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.”

The Customs spokesman also said that all the candidates will be notified when to do their aptitude test with a date and their various centres on their respective notification slips which they are expected to print from their email addresses.

The Service has again caution the candidates that no monetary payments are required from them as such any request for such should be seen as fraudulent and should be ignored.

“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.”

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