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Beware of scams, no evidence Nigeria Customs Service is hiring

IN SHORT: In the early months of 2023,the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it was not recruiting, but similar claims that it is have resurfaced online. These are not recruitment notices from the NCS and should be ignored.

Claims that the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) was recruiting resurfaced  online in October 2023, a few months after the NCS officially issued a disclaimer to this effect.

The claims appear on Facebook here, here, here, here, here, here and here

One of the posts reads: “Nigeria custom service replacement form is going on.” It tells those interested or who know someone who wants to join the NCS to send a message on WhatsApp or call the number in the post. 

Meanwhile the customs service said in April that it was not recruiting. Africa Check also debunked a similar claim about the agency’s recruitment in September.

But are these newer claims correct? We checked.


Again, NCS not recruiting

We looked through the NCS website and its verified official X (formerly Twitter) handle but found no evidence that it was recruiting at the time of publishing this report.

Previously, NCS has warned the public about fraudsters demanding payment under the guise of helping them secure the job. It said: “Anyone asking you to pay for this exercise is a fraudster and should be reported to the nearest customs office or police station.”

NCS last put out a job notice in December 2021, when it conducted a supplementary recruitment into selected cadres, which it said was a continuation of its 2019 recruitment exercise.

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