The Nigerian Customs Sevice has disclosed that 524,315 applicants have successfully completed their application process in an ongoing exercise meant to recruit just 3,200 personnel by the service.
Mr Joseph Attah, the Public Relations Officer of the service revealed this to journalists in Abuja on Monday.
The NCS on April 17, 2019, opened a recruitment portal to fill vacancies of 3,200.
According to the breakdown released by the service, 800 officers are to be recruited to fill vacancies for Superintendent cadre, while 2,400 are to fill that of Customs Inspector and Customs Assistant cadre.
Attah told journalists that of the deluge of applicants seeking employment in the Nigerian Customs Service, a total of 278, 582 applicants applied for the Superintendent cadre while the remaining applicants completed the process for Inspectorate and Customs Assistant cadres.
“A total number of people that registered is 828,333, but not all of them accomplished the process,” he said.
The spokesperson assured Nigerians of fairness in the screening of all the applicants.