The initial Nigerian Navy recruitment exercise for the 2016 batch 25 trainees, scheduled to hold on Saturday, April 9 has been postponed to enable more Nigerians participate in the exercise.
Secretary to the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-ete Ibas, on Wednesday, made the announcement saying the navy recruitment exercise has now been scheduled to hold on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at all the designated centers nationwide as earlier planned, advising persons willing to participate in the aptitude test to prepare for the exercise.
The Secretary’s statement added that the recruitment exercise is part of efforts by Vice Admiral Ibas to re-position the Navy and increase its manpower base, saying the shift in date is necessitated by the desire of the Nigerian Navy to ensure a well-planned and hitch-free Recruitment Exercise.
Nigerian Navy in the statement apologizes for any inconveniences the postponement will cause to parents and candidates, while informing the general public that there is ‘NO’ extension of date for submission of online application forms, which ended Friday 1st April 2016.
There are speculations however that the Naval authorities decision to postpone the exercise may be connected with the huge volume of applicants, (about 300,000) who indicated interest in joining the force this year.
The Nigerian Navy recruitment application exercise began from March 5, calling on interested candidates and the general public to apply and register free of charge online for the 2016 Recruitment Exercise with a closing date for applications on April 2nd, 2016, in line with the new federal government policy, which stipulates that applications for recruitment into any security agency should be done free.
The Nigerian Police force also recently made announcements to recruit about 10,000 officers into the force which would cost the Police force about N8.6 billion.
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