The Controller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col Ahmed Alli (rtd) has explained the modalities followed by the Service to recruit the recently shortlisted candidates.
The Customs CG, while responding to questions during an interactive meeting with the leadership of the Federal Character Commission stated that the 1,143 successful candidates were drawn from over 828,333 applicants that applied for different positions advertised.
According to Alli, out of the 828,333 that applied, only 681,263 completed the registration process while 162,410 met the criteria set for the recruitment.
The Customs Boss added that 83,835 of the candidates sat for the examination with 37,230 scoring 40 and above adding that it was from this poll that the 1,143 that qualified for employment were drawn from.
Alli also informed the FCC Commissioners that while the Service got the approval to employ 3,200, there was plan to open the recruitment portal by December to fill the remaining slots in accordance with the guideline set for it.
While explaining the criteria for the recruitment, the Customs Boss said in order to ensure equity and fairness, it decided to allocate 4 slots each to all the 774 local governments across the country.
According to him, the Superintendent cadre was simply reserved for graduate professionals and one each from all the local governments have been selected while the lower cadres that have not been filled would be completed in the supplementary exercise slated for December, 2021.
In her earlier address, the Executive Chairman of the Federal Character Commission (FCC) Dr Muheeba Dankaka stated that the Customs Boss was invited to clear the air on some of the questions being asked by some Nigerians on the modalities adopted for the recruitment exercise. She said the Commission was satisfied with the explanation given by the Customs Boss just as she urged that the FCC should be carried along in the subsequent exercise so as to guide the Customs on the right pattern to follow to achieving the Federal Character Balancing Index
The Controller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col Ahmed Alli (rtd) and The Executive Chairman of the Federal Character Commission (FCC) Dr Muheeba Dankaka
The Controller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col Ahmed Alli (rtd) ,the Executive Chairman of the Federal Character Commission (FCC) Dr Muheeba Dankaka and the Commissioner Representing Kano Hon. Muhammad Awwal Na’iya