Nigerian Custom Service (NCS) Salary Structure Updated

Nigerian Customs Service is the government agency responsible for collecting Revenue (Import /Excise Duties & other Taxes /Levies) and accounting for same, Anti-Smuggling activities, and Security functions while also Generating statistics for planning and Budgetary purposes.

In layman’s terms, they are responsible for Nigerian border security and the rules/ policies that determine what happens at Nigeria’s borders.
Customs officers enforce these rules and statutory responsibilities, for example, telling travellers what to take and what not to take (contraband) when they are travelling, and these policies affect Nigerians directly or indirectly.

One of the major skill sets and requirements in this field is the skills to protect Nigeria’s residents, economy, jobs and the environment by controlling the flow of goods, especially restrictive, prohibited goods, in and out of the country.

This article aims to answer inquisitive questions about the salaries and benefits of working with Nigerian Customs. Also, it details the ranks and salaries of Nigerian Customs Service officers.

Facts about the Nigerian Customs Service

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) is a paramilitary organization established in 1891. The Federal Ministry of Finance supervises the organisation, which has several major departments responsible for collecting customs revenue and anti-smuggling efforts.

Nigerian Customs Service is a reference organization for graduates and experienced professionals with perfection to provide successful and proficient support and fulfils all measurements of its central career goal and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities of Nigerian Custom Service Officers

The Nigerian Customs Service workers are charged with the responsibilities of the following:

• The Collection of customs revenue and anti-smuggling efforts and accounting for same;
• Security duties;
• Registration and designation of collecting banks, and
• Working in collaboration with other government agencies in all approved ports and border stations.
• Generating 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;

Rank and Salary Structure at the Nigerian Customs Service.

The ranks and structure at the Nigerian Customs Service differ from other military/paramilitary organizations in Nigeria, and their salary structure is calculated based on the various custom ranks and levels of the officer.

These are the ranks and annual basic salaries according to the structure and hierarchy of the Nigerian Customs Service from the lowest to the highest:

S\No.Ranks                                                      Annual Basic Salaries   
1Customs Assistant                                                           ₦770,000 – ₦680,000
2Assistant Inspector of Custom                                          ₦870,000 – ₦780,000
3Inspector of Custom                                                           ₦970,000 – ₦880,000
4Assistant Superintendent of Customs II                        ₦1,070,000 – ₦980,000
5Assistant Superintendent of Customs I                         ₦1,012,562 – ₦1,143,539
6Deputy Superintendent Customs (DSC) Officer           ₦1,094,027 – ₦1,252,038
7Chief Superintendent Customs (CSC) Officer                ₦1,370,000 – ₦1,280,000
8Assistant Comptrollers                                                      ₦1,570,000 – ₦1,480,000
9Deputy Comptrollers                                                          ₦1,619,447 – ₦1,825,589
10Comptrollers                                                                         ₦2,070,000 – ₦1,880,000
11Assistant Comptroller-General                                         ₦2,470,000 – ₦2,280,000
12Deputy Comptroller-General      ₦2,570,000 – ₦2,480,000
13Comptroller General                                                                                      ₦2,870,000 – ₦2,500,000
S\No.Benefits and Allowances of Custom Officers
2Meal subsidy.
5House maintenance.
6Uniform maintenance.
7General Services.
10Hardiness allowance.
11Plain-Cloth allowance.
12Furniture allowance.
13Personal Servant for entitled officers.

The salary structure given above is the annual basic salaries of Nigerian Customs Service officers, beginning from the lowest to the highest rank, and the salaries were computed from the Consolidated Para-military Salary Structure (CONPASS).


101 thoughts on “Nigerian Custom Service (NCS) Salary Structure Updated

  1. Okoro Zikora Shanaham on Reply

    What is the salary and rank as the case may be for anyone that is recruited through or with O’level cerrificate

    1. Kenneth Obunadike on Reply

      Dear Okoro,

      It’s usually Customs Assistant.

      But in most cases, the job role would be specified during recruitment.

      Best Regards

    1. Adesuyi oluwatosin on Reply

      Sir is there anything like custome academy??? Cause am a post graduate looking forward going into custome office, But first and foremost, i want to further more having a master degree that’s if there’s the institution at first and how can you help me to achieve these my aim… Thanks in regard

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  3. Danmasani on Reply

    What’s the monthly salary of a customs assistant (GL04) general duty and is there certificate conversion in Nigeria Customs Service. Precisely, Customs Assistant to Assistant Superintendent of Customs (O’Level to Degree certificate)?

    1. Kenneth Obunadike on Reply

      Dear Danmasani,

      Depends on the application requirement for the degree.

      as well as the salary.

      Best Regards.

      1. Chief on Reply

        Hello. By Annual basic salary, do you mean the salaries denoted are to be divided by 12 (meaning a customs assistant is getting 280k/12 montly) or 280k is actually the monthly salary?

  4. Emerald on Reply

    Hi, Please I want to confirm a mail received from NCS today, scheduling an interview and screening exercise for tomorrow with a payment of 3,500.
    I’m not sure if this is genuine or not as I don’t make payment to a wrong account.

    thank you!

    1. Kenneth Obunadike on Reply

      Dear Emerald,

      Recruitment is free!!!.

      Am sure the account name doesn’t display Nigerian Custom Service.

      Please be careful.

      Best Regards

  5. Gospel Martins on Reply

    Please I want to apply short service I have Bs.c and I also have a service certificate
    I want to apply for short service
    How possible could it be

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