Nigerian Custom Service (NCS): A detailed Article

Have you ever wondered about the Nigerian border’s security and the rules/policies that determine what occurs at our nation’s border?

We are often told what to take and what not to take (contraband) when we are traveling and these policies affect us directly or indirectly, and the people that enforce these rules are known as the ‘Custom’ officers.

Do you have the right skills to secure Nigeria’s occupants, economy, employments, and the environment by controlling the flow of goods, particularly prohibited and precluded goods, into and out of the nation?

At that point you are in luck as there is an incredible opportunity to accomplish your dreams of working with the Nigerian Custom Service now.

Am certain many people will be curious about the wages and advantages of working with this legitimate organization and that is the reason we chose to break down in bits, the ranks and salaries of Nigerian Custom Service workers to assist you with having a good knowledge of what you are applying for.

In this article we will explain:

The history of Nigerian Custom Service

The duties and responsibilities of Nigerian Custom Service officers

Nigerian Custom Service rank and salary structure, and;

Nigerian Custom Service worker’s benefits and allowances

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History of Nigerian Custom Service

The Nigerian Custom Service is a paramilitary organization set up in 1891. It is an organization directed by the Federal Ministry of Finance that has many significant divisions where you can work if  you become a Custom officer.

Nigerian Custom Service is a reference and model organization with flawlessness in giving effective and capable help and satisfies all estimations of its focal aim.

Obligations and Duties of Nigerian Custom Service Workers

The Nigerian Custom Service workers are charged with the obligations of:

Gathering customs revenue and anti-smuggling efforts and accounting for same;

Security obligations;

Producing statistics for planning and Budgetary purposes;

Monitoring Foreign Exchange utilization;

Engaging in Research, Planning, and Enforcement of Fiscal Policies of Government

Manifest processing;

Licensing and registration of Customs Agents;

Registration and designation of collecting banks, and

Working in collaboration with other government agencies in all approved ports and border station.

Nigerian Custom Service Rank and Salary Structure

The ranks in the Nigerian Custom Service are quite not the same as other military/paramilitary organizations in Nigeria and their salary structure is determined based on the rank and level of the officer.

These are the ranks and yearly basic wages as indicated by the structure and hierarchy of the Nigerian Custom Service from the lowest to the highest:



Ranks                                                                  Annual Basic Salaries 


Customs Assistant                                               ₦298,506 – ₦330,321

Assistant Inspector of Custom                            ₦357,358 – ₦411,484

Inspector of Custom                                           ₦483,014 – ₦567,065

Assistant Superintendent of Customs II              ₦888,956 – ₦988991

Assistant Superintendent of Customs I               ₦1,012,562 – ₦1,143,539

Deputy Superintendent Customs (DSC) Officer  ₦1,094,027 – ₦1,252,038

Chief Superintendent Customs (CSC) Officer      ₦1,158,172 – ₦1,325,234

Assistant Comptrollers                                        ₦1,225,584 – ₦1,405,449

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Deputy Comptrollers                                           ₦1,619,447 – ₦1,825,589

Comptrollers                                                        ₦1,759,829 – ₦1,966,281

Assistant Comptroller-General                            ₦2,272,288 – ₦2,464,560

Deputy Comptroller-General                               ₦2,850,344 – ₦3,050,657

Comptroller General                                            ₦3,380,567 – ₦4,000,000

Benefits and Allowances of Custom Officers


Meal subsidy,



House maintenance,

Uniform maintenance,

General Services,



Hardiness allowance,

Plain-Cloth allowance,

Furniture allowance, and

Personal Servant for entitled officers.

It is important to note that the salary structure given above are the annual basic salaries of Nigerian Custom Service workers, beginning from the lowest to the highest rank, and the salaries were computed from the Consolidated Para-military Salary Structure (CONPASS).


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