The Nigeria Customs Service Recruitment (NCS) for 2019 has started with the portal opened for application, and we will be providing information on ranks, salary structure and allowance accrued to its officers.

Concise news medium understands that the Comptroller General of Customs (CGC), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), said this at a briefing at the NCS headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.

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According to the Customs Service boss, the recruitment exercise was approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and is in line with requirements of the Federal Character Commission (FCC).

The long history of Nigeria Custom service dates back to 1891. There were many changes, updates, initiatives before it became a real paramilitary organization with integrated services of preventive, maritime and technical departments.

The modern Customs is a big organization under the Federal Ministry of Finance that has several major departments where you can potentially work if you become a Customs officer.

The main departments are: Trade & tariff service Economic relations and corporate services Investigation, enforcement and inspection services.

However, in this post, we shall take a look at the Nigeria Customs Service ranks, salary structure, and allowances accrued to its officers.

Nigeria Customs Service Ranks

In the Nigeria Customs Service, the highest ranking officer is the Controller-General, who is in charge of calling the shots.

Controller-General (CG)

Deputy Controller-Generals (DCG)

Assistant Controller-Generals (ACG)


Nigeria Customs Service Salary Structure

• The average salary of Nigerian customs service workers – N900,000 annually (N75,000 monthly).

• The highest salary is received by the Controller-General of Customs, the second highest goes to the Deputy Controller Generals, and Assistant Controller Generals.

• Customs Inspector salary is N29,779 per month (it is possible to earn extra N4,000 as a rent subsidy, if it is not provided by the Nigerian government).

• It was stated that salary grade level 07 is automatically moved to salary grade level 08, so this means that Nigeria customs officers salaries are growing.

Many are attracted to the job, not by the salary itself but by the extra bonuses paid to the Customs officers.

You need to know that if you work as a Nigeria customs service employee, you will get your basic allowance, but apart from this, you can get extra allowances.

These days, Customs salary in Nigeria includes a number of allowances, such as transport, meal, uniform maintenance, hazards, detective allowances, etc. Educational level also influence Customs officers salaries.

Nigeria Customs Service Allowances

  • Transport
  • Hazard
  • Uniform Maintenance
  • House Maintenance
  • Plain Cloth
  • Meal Subsidy
  • Torchlight
  • Furniture
  • Hardiness
  • General Services
  • Utility.
  • Detective
  • Personal Servant

We have briefly described the Nigeria Custom service ranks and their salary to you. Now you have an idea of how much you are likely to earn if you choose to become a Customs officer in our country.