By Bukola Olasanmi
The Nigerian Custom Services Tuesday said it has created a recruitment portal in its efforts to recruit 3,200 officers to fortify its operations.
The Acting Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs, Umar Sanusi, made the disclosure at a press briefing held at the Customs headquarters.
According to him, 2,200 will be recruited as general duty junior officers, while 800 will be between the rank of Customs Assistant and Superintendent.
Sanusi said the recruitment portal will be open for three weeks and will be active 24 hours of every day.
He said: “For quite some time, the Nigeria Customs Service has been undergoing reforms to strengthen and reposition it for effective service delivery. We have now come to a time when the human resource requirements for implementing the reform needed to be addressed.
“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 recruitments 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.
He added: “We are aware that some criminal elements may want to take advantage of this recruitment to scam desperate job applicants. Some of them are reported to be operating illegal sites and portals, collecting various sums of money from applicants. I want to reiterate that the portal for this exercise can only be accessed through the official service website where no fees will be demanded.