No fewer than 162,399 applicants have been shortlisted by the Nigeria Customs Service for an aptitude test.
In April 2019, the Service began the recruitment for 3,200 officers and men but it received 828,333 applications.
Public Relations Officer, Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah said the recruitment process was challenged by attempts by internet fraudsters to hack and discredit it.
“The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) has expressed dismay over the criminal activities of these elements and gave assurances of his determination to preside over a recruitment process that will be credible, transparent and smooth from the beginning to the end”, the statement said.
Customs said the shortlisted candidates have been notified through their email addresses and telephone numbers.
The statement added that all those notified will do their aptitude tests at a date and centre indicated in their respective notification slips.
“For the avoidance of doubt, NCS recruitment process requires no monetary payment, hence any request from any quarter should be regarded as fraudulent and ignored”, he explained.