The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS has announced the commencement of its recruitment to fill vacant positions in the agency.
The recruitment which hopes to absorb about 3,200 Nigerians into the Customs will commence on Wednesday.
This disclosed by the Acting Deputy Comptroller-General, Human Resources, Customs, Umar Sanusi during a media briefing at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to him, the recruitment is part of ongoing reforms being implemented in the last four years under the leadership of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col Hameed Ali (rtd).
Sanusi said time had come when the human resources requirements for implementing the reforms needed to be addressed.
He said the recruitment had already received the backing of the Federal Executive Council, noting that those who meet the requirements irrespective of tribe, religion and state would be considered for employment.
Giving a breakdown of the 3,200 personnel to be recruited, he said that 800 Nigerians would be recruited as support staff for Superintendent Cadre category while the balance of 2,400 would be employed under Customs Inspector and Customs Assistant cadre in the general duty categories.
He 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.
“Like all recruitment into position 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 considerations.
“In our bid to ensure an 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.”
He assured that the Service would conduct a recruitment exercise that is credible, fair and transparent.
Sanusi also said the Nigeria Customs would also deploy all types of machinery within its powers to ensure that the integrity of the recruitment process is not compromised.He said the recruitment exercise would be free for all participants as no application fees would be required from anyone.
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