As the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, completed shortlisting of successful applicants, a total of 664,934 have lost out in its job recruitment exercise.
Already, NCS has short-listed162,399 applicants or 19.7 per cent out of 828,333 who applied for various positions in the organisation, last year.
The Comptroller-General, Col. Hamid Ali (retd) said he would ensure a transparent recruitment exercise.
The Public Relations Officer of the Service, Joseph Attah, in a statement, Monday, indicated that short-listed candidates were being notified via their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.
According to him, the candidates would write an aptitude test on the date and centre indicated in the messages received from the organisation.
He warned that applicants should be wary of fraudsters demanding money for the job, stressing that the process was free.
Attah’s full 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. Ali (retd) 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 had 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. 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.”