Nigerian Customs Begin Fresh Recruitment

The Nigeria Customs Service will from Wednesday (today) begin the
process of recruiting about 3,200 personnel to fill existing vacancies
within the agency.

The move is part of on-going reforms being implemented in the last four
years under the leadership of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col
Hameed Ali (retd).

Speaking at a media briefing on Tuesday at the headquarters of the
service, the Acting Deputy Comptroller-General, Human Resources,
Customs, Umar Sanusi, said the 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

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 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 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.”

He assured that the service would conduct a recruitment exercise “that is credible, fair and transparent.”

Sanusi also said the Nigeria Customs service would also deploy all
machineries within its powers to ensure that the integrity of the
recruitment process was not compromised. He said the recruitment
exercise would be free for all participants as no application fees would
be required from anyone.


Tony Orji

Dr. Tony Orji is the founder and owner of Success Tonics Blog. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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