The Nigerian Navy
Wednesday disclosed that it has postponed the recruitment exercise for
the 2016 batch 25 trainees initially slated to hold nationwide from
Saturday 9th April.
Vanguard’s investigation revealed that the decision of the Naval
authorities to postpone the exercise may not be unconnected with the
huge volume of applicants, (about 300, 000) that have showed interest in
joining the force.
It would be recalled that following the new federal government policy,
applications for recruitment into any security agency is free.
With just about 3, 000 slots available in the recruitment exercise, the
Naval authorities felt it was better a new digital approach is applied
to handle the huge volume of application and avoid any calamitous
occurrences such as witnessed in the past in the Immigration episode ,
Vanguard further gathered.
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
Exercise initially scheduled to hold nationwide on Saturday 9 April 2016
has been postponed.
“The Exercise will now hold on Sat 14 May 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 Exercise.
“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.
submission of online application forms ended Friday 1st April 2016.”