The Nigeria Customs Service will from Wednesday (today) begin the recruitmment of about 3,200 personnel to fill existing vacancies within the agency.
At a media briefing on Tuesday in Lagos, 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 disclosed that the recruitment had already received the backing of the Federal Executive Council.
He assured that the recruiment exercise will be “credible, fair and transparent,” saying those who meet the requirements irrespective of tribe, religion and state would be considered for employment.
Sanusi said that the recruitment will be free for all participants as no application fees would be required from anyone.
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 added.
According to him, 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.
“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,” Sanusi said.