Federal Civil Service recruitment is a nightmare


Recruitment into the Federal Civil Service has become a nightmare as the recruitment portal of the Commission remain inaccessible to applicants.

Speaking to Newsmen in Abuja, on Thursday, some of the applicants  lamented that the commission’s online platform  for recruitment was fraught with serious hitches.

One of the affected applicants, Mr Sam Amadi, revealed that the portal had never worked since the vacancies were declared by the commission.

He added that the difficulties being experience in accessing the FCSC employment platform had caused the applicants to waste their time and money.

Amadi said, “I have spent days and nights making attempts to access this portal from the day the vacancies were declared and till now, I have not been able to fill and submit the form.

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“Because of the difficulties in getting the link that I am supposed to use to log into the portal, I have opened four emails and yet have not been able to access it.

“I think it is a technical problem that the commission would have discovered and addressed before adopting this online platform,” he said.

Another applicant,  Bayo Oke, also berated the Commission for failing  to consider the plight of employment seekers before adopting a portal that had not been tested.

The applicant called for a total redesigning and test-run of the portal before opening it for applicants as the current difficulties in accessing the portal was frustrating.

“It is really bad considering the current economic situation, that an applicant will be in a cyber café wasting time and money trying to fill employment form.

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“I am of the view that the portal be closed for now; redesigned and test-run  before opening it for applicants.

“With this, applicants will be relaxed and the commission will have enough time to work on the portal for efficient performance,” he said.

It was gathered that a few applicants who have been able to access the portal and complete the form, were also having challenges submitting it.

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives had also expressed concern over the inability of Nigerians to access the commission’s  recruitment portal.

It has therefore, mandated its Committee on Federal Character to investigate issues surrounding the inability of Nigerians to access the portal.

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Source:  NAN