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NPA clears air on ongoing recruitment exercise, says due process followed

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has reacted to a report in the Monday edition of December 11, 2017 of Daily Sun with the headline: “NPA commences secret staff recruitment,” clarifying that the report which insinuated that the Authority has embarked on some secret recruitment against directives by President Muhammadu Buhari that Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) of government should embargo fresh recruitments lacks merit.

NPA said “Nothing could be farther from the truth as this process started over one year ago as evident in advertisements for recruitment placed in the November 11, 2016 editions of Daily Sun, The Nation and Daily Trust newspapers”.

In a statement, the agency said “This exercise also followed the procedure laid down by the Federal Government. In accordance with extant requirements by Nigerian laws, the NPA observed the following processes: The vacancies were widely advertised in national dailies and examination conducted across the six geo political zones of the country by reputable consultants; The vacancies were also well publicised on the recruitment portal of the Authority’s website; The Federal Character Commission (FCC) is fully involved in this recruitment exercise; and interviews took place across the six geo-political locations.

“The management of the NPA reassures all Nigerians of its commitment of the rule of law and compliance to government rules, regulations and directives across board,” the terse statement signed by Abdulllahi Goje, General Manager, Corporate &Strategic Communications concluded.