Over 828,000 candidates applied for Customs job as Service closes portal.

A total of 928, 333 candidates applied for the Nigeria Customs Service job as the service embarked on recruitment exercise  to fill vacancies of less than four thousand openings.

The National Public Relations Officer of the Service, Deputy Controller Joseph Attah, made this known to journalists on Monday.

He disclosed that a total of 828,333 candidates visited the portal attempting to apply for the positions advertised.

According to him, 524,315 candidates successfully completed the application processes while 156,948 could not conclude the process of application.

He gave a further breakdown that 278,582 persons applied for the Superintendent cadre, 120,184 for the Inspector of Customs cadre and 115,987 applied for the Customs Assistant cadre.

Attah added that the system is in the process of electronically removing persons who applied for positions for which they lacked requisite qualifications.

According to him, persons who applied for positions that had specific qualifications listed but chose to apply even when they didn’t possess the qualifications, will be electronically screened off before shortlisting.

He disclosed further that interviews and exams will be brought closer to the people for effective crowd management.

He said “We are going to use the state capitals for the exams and interviews. Shortlisted candidates will be required to participate in the next process at their state of origin capital city.

“We don’t want to allow them choose where to write the examinations to avoid the possible rush associated with the choices of cities like Lagos and Abuja.

“We are advising all applicants and interested persons to disregard any other social media adverts on recruitments into the Nigeria Customs Service

“We can only open the portal again in future upon directive or approval by the Federal Government for another recruitment process into the service”  Attah said

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