Umar Sanusi, Acting Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs in charge of Human Resources Department,officially announced on Tuesday that the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has plans of recruiting 3,200 officers into the service.
Mr Sanusi made this known at a news conference in Abuja, NNU reports.
800 would be recruited to fill vacancies in the Support Staff for Superintendent Cadre Category, and 2,400 would fill that of Customs Inspector and Customs Assistant Cadre in the General Duty Categories.
The portal opened on 16th, Tuesday, April and will close in three weeks time.
A web portal to receive and process all applications has been created as a sub-domain of the NCS website; www.customs.gov.ng.
The portal “is a user-friendly one that prospective applicants from all parts of the country and even outside Nigeria can log in to submit applications and upload documents.
“The URL is vacancy.customs.gov.ng, the specific requirements established for the vacancies.
“Shortlisting of candidates will be done and such candidates short listed will be notified, invited for continuation of the recruitment process.
“Following the necessary approval from the Federal Executive Council (FEC), NCS is now set to recruit officers and men to fill existing vacancies.
“Application 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.
“We are actively engaged with the commission to ensure that the process will earn a certificate of compliance on merit,” he said.
Sanusi said that customs would deploy help desk for applicants to handle complaints, and offer support service.
He said the help desk could be reached through the email address — firstname.lastname@example.org, adding that a detailed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) was also populated on the application portal for further clarification.