Nigerian Customs Service Salary – For quite some days now, the number of emails I do get is super high and I hope you should know the kind of topics they do ask right?
Yeah, their question centred mostly on the new Nigerian custom service salary structure. You know when the questions keep coming daily, I begin to suspect something which that these people want to join Nigerian Customs Service want to join the NCS because of money and not the passion for the Job.
Nevertheless, since they were looking up to me for an answer to their question, I didn’t hesitate to start my research on what they wanted knowledge of.
At first, I will like to bring to you some things you ought to know about the Nigerian Customs Service.
History of Nigerian Customs Service
As we’ve already said that the Nigeria Customs Service operates with the responsibilities of revenue collection, accounting for the same and anti-smuggling activities and it was established in 1891.
This para-military service, in particular, is a Federal Ministry of Finance that has several major departments where one can potentially work if employed as a Customs officer.
The Nigeria customs have been providing services in ways that maximize efficiency and promote trade competitiveness wherein declarations are promptly processed is the core mission of the Nigeria Customs Service.
It also takes care of the Nigerian borders security and the rules/ policies that determine what happens at our country’s border.
The Nigeria Customs also carry out a task such as collecting revenue, accounting, performing smuggling activity, controlling the international trade process, etc and it has become a huge hub of the foreign supply chain of products (both services and goods), and we all know that the growing international trade means a lot of money for all the participants.
What are the Responsibilities of the Nigerian Customs Service
The Nigerian Custom Service workers are charged with the responsibilities of:
- Collecting customs revenue and anti-smuggling efforts and accounting for same;
- Security duties;
- 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;
- Registration and designation of collecting banks, and
- Working in collaboration with other government agencies in all approved ports and border station.
Nigerian Customs Service Annual Salary Structure
The highest-paid worker of the NCS is the Comptroller-General of Customs followed by the Deputy Comptroller Generals, the Assistant Comptroller Generals, in that order.
However, Salaries are paid according to qualifications and ranks as graduates with B.Sc should earn more than a member of staff with O’level certificate.
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
Deputy Comptrollers ₦1,619,447 – ₦1,825,589
Comptrollers ₦1,759,829 – ₦1,966,281
Assistant Comptroller-General ₦2,272,288 – ₦2,464,560
The above displayed figures were computed from the Consolidated Para-military Salary Structure (CONPASS)
Nigeria Custom Officers Allowances
Being a custom officer, you will stand a chance of enjoying the following benefits;
However, not all members of staff in the service can benefit from the allowances of Nigerian customs. While some of these allowances are given to a specific staff of the Nigerian custom services due to the kind of tasks and duties which attract these extra allowances, others are seen as general allowances that all officers are entitled to.
- Meal subsidy
- House maintenance
- Uniform maintenance
- General Services
- Hardiness allowance
- Plain-Cloth allowance
- Furniture allowance, and
- Personal Servant for entitled officers.
The rent allowance rarely let out because the majority of Nigerian customs service officers live in government provided apartments. If this is not the case, the government tends to seek accommodation for every Nigerian customs service officer.
Also, being it that we are living in a corrupt nation where money is the target of everyone one, the men and officers of the Nigeria Customs Service do collect illegal monies from individuals importing certain items into Nigeria.
However, This practice has since been deemed illegal and guilty officers should be reported to the appropriate authorities.
If you have any questions on this or know about the other ranks, please feel free to drop it at the comment section below and do well to share this using any of our share buttons – Facebook, Twitter or Whatsapp