The Nigeria Navy recruitment exercise 2016, slated for tomorrow, Saturday April 9, has been postponed by the agency while the force work out a new digital strategy to handle the huge volume of applications of over 300,000 candidates applying for just 3,000 slots limit.
According to them, the recruitment exercise which include an aptitude test by applicants was rescheduled to May 14 to ensure a well-planned and hitch-free scheme.
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 Nigeria 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.
“Further more, 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.”
Meanwhile, the Military Pensions Board (MPB) has alerted the nation, particularly ex-servicemen of the discovery of a fake website known as mpbnigeria.com.
A statement from MPB signed by Flt. Lt. Uchenna Ezendu, Public Relations Officer, said,
“The Board, however, frowns at this development especially now that it has been repositioned to serve military pensioners who served the nation diligently.
“The Board therefore categorically disassociates itself from this fake website and urged the general public to take note.
“In view of the foregoing, MPB wishes to inform its esteem pensioners, stakeholders and the general public that its official website remains: www.mpb.ng.
“Consequently, military pensioners are advised to visit the website in order to acquaint themselves with the Board’s activities and innovations.
“They are also advised to note that activities contained on the fraudulent website have nothing to do with the board.”