IN SHORT: Nigeria Customs Service has made it clear that its recruitment is free and done on its website only. There’s no evidence that it is recruiting in September 2023, beware of fraudsters out to get your money.
It reads: “Nigeria Customs Service Replacement Slot and recruitment Program IF YOU GOT THE FORM For (2022 / 2023) Applications are invited for suitably qualified persons for full time appointments to the following positions in the Nigeria Customs Service.”
The positions listed include inspector of customs and assistant inspector of customs. The post also provides a telephone number for interested candidates.
The NCS manages international trade, anti-smuggling activities and revenue collection within the country.
But is the NCS recruiting, which would be of interest to many looking for work? We checked.
NCS not recruiting
In April 2023, Abdullahi Maiwada, the public relations officer of the NCS, debunked claims that the agency was recruiting. The agency’s recruitment process is only carried out on its website, Maiwada told the media.
The agency has also warned that it does not accept payment for its recruitment process: “Anyone asking you to pay for this exercise is a fraudster and should be reported to the nearest customs office or police station.”
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