The Nigerian Navy has postponed its recruitment exercise initially slated for tomorrow, 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 limited slots of 3,000.
The postponement, according to the Nigerian Navy, is necessitated to ensure a well-planned and hitch-free recruitment. This is coming on the heels of warnings of ex-service men by the Military Pensions Board (MPB) of the discovery of a fake website known as mpbnigeria.com.
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.