300,000 applicants jostle for 3,000 navy jobs

The Nigerian Navy has postponed its recruitment exercise initially slated for Saturday, as the force plans to work out a new digital approach in handling the huge volume of applications received with over 300,000 candidates  applying for only slots of 3,000.

The postponement, according to the Nigerian Navy, is necessitated to ensure a well-planned and hitch-free recruitment.

A statement from Naval Headquarters on the postponement, signed by the Director of Naval Information, Commodore Christian Ezekobe said: “The aptitude test for applicants of the 2016 Nigerian Navy Recruitment initially scheduled to hold nationwide on Saturday, April 9, 2016, has been postponed.

“The exercise will now hold on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at all the designated centers nationwide as earlier planned.

“The shift in date is necessitated by the desire of the Nigerian Navy to ensure a well-planned and hitch-free recruitment.

“Therefore, the Nigerian Navy regrets any inconveniences the postponement will cause to parents and candidates.

“More so the general public is hereby informed that there is ‘NO’ extension of date for submission of online application forms. The submission of online application forms ended Friday, April 1, 2016.”

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