Nigerian Customs Service Salary Structure 2021 + Allowance


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Nigeria Customs Service Salary Structure
Nigerian Customs Service Salary Structure 2020 + Allowance

About the Nigerian Customs Service

Nigerian Custom service is the government agency whose job is to collect Revenue (Import /Excise Duties & other Taxes /Levies); account for the same; Anti-Smuggling activities; Budgetary purposes; Security functions and, generating statistics for planning.

Just like other institutions, recruitment into the Nigerian customs service is an annual exercise and it is extremely competitive. The salary for officers is paid with respect to ranks just like other paramilitary agencies in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) is overseen by the Federal Ministry of Finance which has several departments responsible for the collection of customs revenue and anti-smuggling efforts.

NCS is aN organization for tertiary institution graduates and experienced professionals with perfection to provide reliable and trustworthy support and as well, meet all measurements of its central career goal and objectives.

Let us briefly look into the history of the Nigerian Customs Services. Come with me.

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

Deputy Comptroller-General

Comptroller General

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.

  1. Transport
  2. Meal subsidy
  3. Utility
  4. Hazards
  5. House maintenance
  6. Uniform maintenance
  7. General Services
  8. Torchlight
  9. Detective
  10. Hardiness allowance
  11. Plain-Cloth allowance
  12. Furniture allowance, and
  13. 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.

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Also, being it that we are living in a corrupt nation where the money is the target of everyone, 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.

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