Nigerian Custom Service (NCS) Salary Structure Updated
Nigerian Custom service is the government agency responsible for the collection of Revenue (Import /Excise Duties & other Taxes /Levies) and accounting for same, Anti-Smuggling activities, Security functions while also Generating statistics for planning and Budgetary purposes.
In layman terms, they are responsible for the Nigerian borders security and the rules/ policies that determine what happens at Nigeria borders.
Customs officers are responsible enforce these rules and statutory responsibilities, for example, telling travellers what to take and what not to take (contraband) when we are travelling, and these policies affect Nigerians directly or indirectly.
One of the major skill set and requirement 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 is aimed at answering the inquisitive questions about the salaries and benefits of working with the Nigerian Custom, also details about the ranks and salaries of Nigerian Custom Service officers.
Facts about Nigerian Custom Service
The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) is a paramilitary organization established in 1891. The organization supervised by the Federal Ministry of Finance that has several major departments responsible for the collection of customs revenue and anti-smuggling efforts.
Nigerian Customs Service is a reference organization for graduates and experienced professional 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 Custom Service workers are charged with the responsibilities for the following:
• The Collection 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 station.
• 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 Custom Service.
The ranks and structure at the Nigerian Customs Service differ from another military/paramilitary organizations in Nigeria and their salary structure is calculated based on the various custom rank and level 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|
|1||Customs Assistant||₦298,506 – ₦330,321|
|2||Assistant Inspector of Custom||₦357,358 – ₦411,484|
|3||Inspector of Custom||₦483,014 – ₦567,065|
|4||Assistant Superintendent of Customs II||₦888,956 – ₦988991|
|5||Assistant Superintendent of Customs I||₦1,012,562 – ₦1,143,539|
|6||Deputy Superintendent Customs (DSC) Officer||₦1,094,027 – ₦1,252,038|
|7||Chief Superintendent Customs (CSC) Officer||₦1,158,172 – ₦1,325,234|
|8||Assistant Comptrollers||₦1,225,584 – ₦1,405,449|
|9||Deputy Comptrollers||₦1,619,447 – ₦1,825,589|
|10||Comptrollers||₦1,759,829 – ₦1,966,281|
|11||Assistant Comptroller-General||₦2,272,288 – ₦2,464,560|
|S\No.||Benefits and Allowances of Custom Officers|
|13||Personal Servant for entitled officers.|
Salary structure given above are the annual basic salaries of Nigerian Custom Service officer, beginning from the lowest to the highest rank, and the salaries were computed from the Consolidated Para-military Salary Structure (CONPASS).