By Chioma Iruke, The Sight News
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has announced its plans to begin recruitment of new officers into the service.
Speaking to journalists on Tuesday during a press conference, Deputy Comptroller General Human Resource Department, AU Sanusi, stated that the recruitment began 12:00 AM Wednesday and would last three weeks of which selected candidates would fill vacancies in the Support Staff for Superintendent Cadre Category, Customs Inspector and Customs Assistant Cadre in the General Duty Categories.
The DCG said, “Following the necessary approval from the Federal Executive Council, Nigeria Customs Service is now set to recruit Officers and men, to fill existing vacancies in the Support Staff for Superintendent Cadre Category, Customs Inspector and Customs Assistant Cadre in the General Duty Categories.
“Like all recruitment into positions in federal Government agencies, application for recruitment will be open to all eligible Nigerians who meet the requirements irrespective of their tribe, religion, state or any other consideration.”
The DCG HRD, further assured that the recruitment process would be strictly on merit, as it would be done through the sub-domain of the service official portal, vacancy.customs.gov.ng, adding that NCS will deploy help desk for applicants to handle complaints and offer support.
“To ensure a hitch free process, we are working with the various technical partners including tested service providers who have successfully undertaken similar projects with other government agencies, telecom service providers and other agencies of government.
“To compliment the portal, NCS will deploy help desk for applicants to handle complaints and offer support service.
“The help desk can be reached through this email address help email@example.com. A detailed frequently asked question, FAQ, is also populated on the application portal for further clarification,” Sanusi added.
Sanusi urged the public to beware of fraudsters who demand money to facilitate their employment as the conduct of the exercise is ‘fair, credible and transparent and no fees will be demanded.’
The service intends recruiting 3,200 officers of which 800 would be support staff cadre and 2,400 Customs Inspector and Customs Assistant Cadre in the General Duty Categories.