•As Candidates Allege Favouritism
Two years after the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) announced employment opportunities into 3,200 positions, some of the job seekers who applied and wrote the employment examination are still in the dark on the outcome of the recruitment process. According to the Sun newspaper, the job seekers alleged that the recruitment exercise has been swept under the carpet and the children of politicians and the rich have been placed on the jobs.
The NCS had, on April 17, 2019, announced recruitment into 3,200 positions within the Service, and after selecting from the 524,315 applications, it invited about 160,000 applicants for a Computer Based Test (CBT) on January 9, 2020. However, the CBT result is still yet to be released more than a year after the exercise.
Lamenting over the delay and lack of communication from the NCS at the weekend, one of the 160,000 job seekers who participated in the CBT exercise in the South west region explained that the silence and lack of communication is becoming deafening.
According to the job seeker who wouldn’t want his name in print, “the NCS should say something on the recruitment process to erase fears that the recruitment exercise has been swept under the carpet.
“There are fears that the recruitment exercise has been swept under the carpet and the children of some highly placed politicians have been selected. I don’t know how true this is but I want to believe it’s just a mere rumour. However, the Customs has not been helpful in dousing this fear. We have not received any communication from them on the recruitment exercise since we wrote the CBT test