The Nigerian Navy Wednesday announced the postponement of the recruitment exercise for the 2016 batch 25 trainees initially slated to hold nationwide from Saturday 9th April.
VANGUARD reports that the decision to postpone the exercise may not be unconnected with the high number of applicants, which was put at 300,000 for 3,000 available slots.
A statement from the Nigerian Navy 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. The submission of online application forms ended Friday 1st April 2016”.