The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has conducted a screening for alleged secret recruitment into the service in Kano and Lagos and Rivers States.
DAILY NIGERIAN reliably gathered that 769 “specially chosen” candidates were secretly invited for the interview via a text message on Monday.
In November last year, the FIRS chairman, Babatunde Fowler, had stated that over 700,000 Nigerians applied for the job.
The agency in June last year secretly hired 349 staff without recourse to public service rules nor federal character principles. Mr Fowler had previously been accused of indifference to service rules on employment by secretly hiring 250 new staff.
Insiders say that any aptitude test for employment conducted by FIRS was a ‘mere formality’ as names of children of the Nigerian elites had already been submitted for the job vacancies.
Our correspondent who visited the venue of the interview in Kano at Fatima Hall, Grand Central Hotel reports that the interview was conducted in batches.