Applicants seeking to obtain application forms into Federal Civil Service on Wednesday in Abuja besieged the Federal Civil Service Club.
The applicants struggled as they queued to obtain forms to be employed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Federal Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Labour and Productivity.
Mr Mustapha Wahab from Kubwa in Abuja told NAN that it was not easy to obtain the form.
He said that there were forms to issue but the officials suddenly stopped issuing them because of the applicant’s impatient behaviours.
“The officials have refused to issue the forms because we don’t want to comply with the instructions given to us. Some people are ready to queue, while others are in a hurry.
“As you can see, the officials are trying their best to make sure that everybody gets the form but we the applicants are not helping ourselves.”
Mrs Miriam Augustine, a nursing mother, said that she had obtained the form but that it was difficult for her to submit it.
“I got the form on Tuesday, I only came to submit it and I am still finding it difficult to submit it.
“The crowd is too much and people want to follow the short way, they are the people causing this problem for us.”
Augustine appealed to the Federal Government to consider the National Youth Service Corps Batch A 2011 who suffered during the general elections period in some parts of the Northern states.
“I am pleading with the Federal Government to consider the corps member who in one way or the other suffered during the election period.
“Some of our colleagues died, while some were seriously wounded. I want to beg government to treat us specially and compensate us.
“Those of us that God brought back safely have continued to give testimonies of how we escaped and continued to thank God for that.”
Okechukwu Okoro from Gwagwalada, who expressed concern over the rising unemployment rate in the country, said it was the lack of jobs that caused the crowd at the Federal Civil Service Club.
Okoro, who told NAN that he obtained the form on Monday and submitted it on Wednesday, urged the Federal Government to create an enabling environment for unemployed youths, adding that “youths are leaders of tomorrow.’’
“I did not face all these challenges. I thank God, maybe because I came as early as 6.30 a.m. to the venue.”
One of the officials who pleaded anonymity told NAN that the forms were available and free for everybody.
She said that the commission had deployed some officials to issue the forms to all the applicants who needed them.
“The applicants are not cooperating with us if they comply with us the job will not be difficult,’’ she added.
She said that the officials started issuing forms on Monday, May 28 and ended on Monday, June 4 for Foreign Affairs recruitment.
“But for the ministries of education and labour, the issuance of forms started on Thursday, May 31 to end on Wednesday, June 13.
“We have issued out more than 10,000 forms since we started issuing them to applicants.
“I see no reason why mature people cannot follow simple instructions and make this job easy for every one of us.
“We had to deploy some Civil Defence officials and police to help us to organise the people.”
Another official, who also refused to identify himself, told NAN that the commission declared vacancies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for people that read International Relations, Political Science and Environment-related courses.
He added that any of the six UN Languages such as French, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese are added advantages to applicants.
The official said that the Ministry of Labour and Productivity declared vacancies in humanities, while Ministry of Education declared for education field from grade levels 08, 09 and 10. (NAN)