Application form for the Nigerian Customs service recruitment has been the talk of the town. As the NCS recruitment is now set, its very important we brief you on the necessary guidelines that will increase your chances of working with the Customs.
There are about 3 (three) Cadre that you can apply for. Please note that about 3200 eligible Nigerians who are successful and have been shortlisted will have to fill this slot at the end of the recruitment.
Since you have known the Cadre that are open for immediate employment, let’s now give you detailed and practical guide to apply.
Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Recruitment General Requirement 2020/2021
As a decent of Nigeria you can apply.
The normal height for male is 1.7 meters while for female and 1.64 meters female.
You should be medically fit.
Another criteria is that you should be mentally stable.
You shouldn’t be under any form of debt.
Must be willing to learn and respect your superior officers.
Get a certificate of state of origin signed by the Chairman/Secretary of their Local Governments.
Superintendent Cadre: Applicant here should be able to present an NYSC discharge certificate. If you are under any health related field like Medical And Health , you should be registered with a recognised body.
Please remember that your first degree certificate is compulsory here (HND and Bsc).
Inspectorate Cadre: the acceptable age here is 18 to 24 years of age. This position is open for those with ND and NCE certificate.
Assistant Cadre: this is usually the least rank in the Nigerian customs service. You just need your O Level Result, first school leaving certificate and the rest of them to apply.
Nigeria Customs Service Recruitment 2020/2021 : All You Need To Know
You must have heard of the Nigeria Customs Service, but you don’t know its responsibilities and importance to the growth of the country’s economy?
Either you know the role it plays in enhancing the growth of the country’s economy or not, this is a must read piece of write-up as we shall be unveiling every information you need to know about the agency. We’ve had enough for the introduction, lets get down to business.
Nigeria Custom Service And Its Functions
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is a government-owned agency that ensures that there is sanity in the country’s customs and excise revenue system.
In other words, the Nigeria Customs Service is a government agency — under the supervision of the country’s ministry of finance — whose major aim is to ensure that customs and excise revenue are regularly collected and disposed to the appropriate quarter.
The agency was inaugurated in 1891 during the colonial regime in order to ensure that all manufacturing companies, firms and individual pay an accurate amount of tax into government purse.
Apart from collecting tax on goods produced in the country, the agency also carries out some important function in order to sanitize the country’s industrial sector. This leads us to the function of the Customs Service.
1. It Collect Excise Revenue
This is arguably the first and primary duty of the agency. They are established mainly to collect tax from companies or individuals who are involved in production of goods and commodities in the country.
2. It Carries Out Anti-smuggling Campaign
Smuggling of goods from other countries into Nigeria was rampant in the country in time past, and that was one of the reasons why the Customs Service was established.
The agency took it upon itself to carry out regular anti-smuggling exercise across the country and its borders to ensure that illegal goods are not smuggled into Nigeria.
3. It Ensures Security Of Lives and Properties
Though there are many agencies whose major function is to provide security, the Nigeria Customs Service also ensure that goods, lives, and properties are maximally secured.
Other functions of the Nigeria Customs Service include the following:
It engages in making research
It helps in the collation of data which will help the federal government while making its annual budget.
The agency monitors the Utilization of Foreign Exchange
It aids government’s plans to eradicate substandard goods.
What’s The Strength Of The Nigeria Immigration Services
Just like many paramilitary agencies in Nigeria, there is a section in the country’s constitution which supports the agency to carry out its duties.
In one of the agency’s write-ups via its official website, NCS’s functions are legally backed up by The Customs & Excise Management Act (CEMA) Cap 45 of the Law of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
Click here to see other sections of the Nigeria constitution that support the agency’s power to carry out custom and excise duties across the country.
This is to tell you that the Nigeria Custom service is the sole representative of the Federal Government when it comes to matters related to custom and excise revenue.
They have every right to investigate, arrest and detain anyone who fails to obey the rule and regulations of the country as regard to payment of tax and other excise fees.
Nigeria Immigration Service Salary Structure
The agency salary structure is based on ranks and positions. The higher your rank, the higher your wages and salary.
Below are the various ranks in the agency and the salary each officers are entitled to receive at the end of every year:
Customs Assistant = ₦
Assistant Inspector of Customs = ₦
Inspector of Customs = ₦
Assistant Superintendent of Custom II = ₦
Assistant Superintendent of Customs I =
Deputy Superintendent Customs (DSC) Officer =
Chief Superintendent Customs (CSC) Officer =
Assistant Comptrollers =
Deputy Comptrollers =
Comptroller General =
As an officer of the Nigeria custom service, you’re entitled to enjoy some incentives such as Transport, Meal subsidy, House maintenance allowance, Uniform maintenance allowance, Detective Hardiness allowance, Plain-Cloth allowance, and Furniture allowance among others.
Branches Of The Nigeria Immigration Services
The agency currently has four zonal headquarters across the country, and there could be plans to add more to the existing ones in the nearest future.
Every zonal headquarter is supervised or controlled by the Assistant Comptroller-General, who are also referred to as zonal coordinator.
It is also important to know that each zonal headquarters have some commands or branches under their watch.
Below is the list of the four zones and the commands that falls under their guide.
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