Nigerian Customs Service Salary Scale Structure (New)

The Nigeria Customs Service ranks and salary has been much of debate for some time. Although, the new salary scale of Nigeria custom officers was increased some years ago along side the salaries for public servants by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2007.


The new salary structure for Para-military personnel is known as the Consolidated Para-military Salary Structure (CONPASS), which sees an increase in basic salary and allowances for Nigerian customs officers and all Para-military organizations. This is different from the Nigerian army salary, Air force and the Navy.

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 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.

Below is the list of allowances accrued to the Nigeria Customs Service officers apart from their basic salary:

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

The reason why rent allowance has not been consolidated or better still added is that there are some officers of the Nigerian customs service that their accommodation is provided by the Government. Those to whom accommodation is not provided by the government are encouraged to seek accommodation elsewhere, which sees their accommodation allowances included among their salaries. This differs from ranks, cadre and levels.

The highest Nigerian custom rank which is the Comptroller-General of Customs is the highest paid in the customs service followed by the Deputy Comptroller Generals, the Assistant Comptroller Generals, in that order. Note that salaries is paid according to qualifications and ranks as graduates with B.Sc should earn more than an member of staff with O’level certificate.


How Much Does a Custom Officer Earn in Nigeria 2017?

In a 2017 report, under the Consolidated Para-military Salary Structure scale, the least paid Customs Inspector will earn a total salary of N29,779 per month. He could also earn an additional N4,740 as rent subsidy if he does not live within the Government quarters with other allowances for a customs inspector added. Other ranks take-home pay have not yet been made public.

Apart from the salaries received by the men and officers of the Nigeria Customs Service, there is also the practice of collecting illegal monies from individuals importing certain items into Nigeria. This practice has since been deemed illegal and guilty officers should be reported to the appropriate authorities.


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  1. Harry Nyakno

    i want to join the nigeria custom this year, please when are they recruiting?

  2. Onasanya Olusola

    Am very much interested in joining Nigeria Custom service as soon as possible. Please when is the next recruitment taken place? This is an Opportunity that have been praying for for many years ago.

    1. We would announce it when the time comes out, always check back for updates

  3. shaullyb

    Guidance , pls I need an update on the Nigeria Customs application forms, I am a N holder in the Engineering course please what will I be expecting in terms of salary n rank, and what your advise for me.

  4. shaullyb

    ND holder in Engineering course

  5. Abubakar Muawiya

    I’m in Need of update regarding to custom service application

    1. They are not recruiting now

  6. compt dikko

    nigeria customs replacement form 2017 is out for more information, check the official website for the Nigerian Customs Service for assistance and registration guidelines

  7. Adelanke

    Pls what course is most required for recruitment into the custom service?

    1. it depends on what they want. but English and maths is compulsory

  8. Alausa Damilare

    If u are employed as recruitment with SSCE OR NECO how much will be your take home per month

  9. Usman Buba

    How much is the salary to a degree holder???

  10. Joseph

    where is the next recruitment taking place

    1. No information for now. Will inform you via this portal when the recruitment is out

  11. Elisha Andrew

    Please can you notify me when Nigerian Custom will start recruitment this year, thank you.

  12. gabflex

    pls can i get a mail information if the recruitment reg start pls, want to join

  13. Oketokun ismail

    Please inbox me wen d form is out

  14. Bukar


  15. godswill

    please also inbox me

  16. sani sunday

    pls can i get a mail information if the
    recruitment reg start pls, want to join

  17. emmanuel christian adim

    Does it means that custom will not recruit this year? please i need an answer

    1. I heard they are recruiting but it seems its replacement

  18. Collins

    Good afternoon.
    please am very much interested about the custom recruitment.
    please when are they starting.

  19. Henry

    this is a nice article.. So, they actually earn much like this? The allowances alone I believe,covered even the salary itself

  20. Koshim Tobi Assurance

    please am an orphan I don’t have anybody, am having neco and I can’t go folder any more please when the form comes out update us, thank you

  21. Richard ike

    Pls admin kindly notify me via my email,whenever any of this paramilitary re recruiting pls.

    1. Richard


  22. Richard

    Pls Admin kindly notify me whenever you have of any paying job government firm or private companies, thanks

  23. Richard


  24. Ibrahim balogun olarewaju

    Please my people let me know if the form is out

  25. Dami

    Pls is 2018 recruitment form out

    1. no information yet

  26. Nehemiah

    I want to be among the Nigeria Custom Service (NCS) but I don’t really know which course is more effectively required

  27. Okwara john udeh

    I love nigeria custom service.. And i want to join them… So please when will 2k18 recruitment start?

  28. Agba Joseph


  29. Muhammad abbas

    I really love customs…pls if the form ready let me know I will join my people

  30. Helen

    Please sir,kindly notify me when 2018 Nigeria custom service recruitment form will be out.thank you.

  31. Saheed

    I’m interested. Pls inform me when the 2018 form is out

  32. Banabas

    Please house help me with info when the form is out please custom runs in my blood

  33. Michael

    Please notify me via email…somuch thanks admin

  34. Safiyan Ya'u

    Iam very interesting to work with NCS,before then i would like to know how much can a graduate salary were start….??

  35. Michael

    Admin please inbox me when the form is out.

  36. Ngele Solomon

    please inform me when the form is out

  37. Chegami David

    Pls, admin help me with information about custom service recruitment.

  38. Tunde

    pls when will NCS form will be out, want to know pls

  39. Ojon Lucky

    Please I would like to join Nigeria custom service. Can you notify me when time come?

  40. Tahir Yusha'u Ibrahim 8

    can I join through your this current recruiting even if our NYSC certificate is yet to be ready? Now I am a copper members.

    1. no you can’t. You have to wait until your certificates are ready

  41. OMEGA

    Please, when will nigeria custom service will be out for the year……

    Also can you update me when Army DSSC will be out. THANKS

    1. We can’t say for now

  42. Benita

    Pls inform me when d registration for the 2019 is going to start pls


    I will be 25 or 26 by the time I will finish my HND. Will I still be legible to join NDA?

  44. Muhammed Bello

    Please when precisely did they start the replacement exercise?

  45. John Stephen Amaje

    Inform me when form on sale please

  46. Vivian

    i need information when 2019 registration will start for custom,Thanks

  47. Desmond Kwaghve

    Keep me updated for this year’s forms 2019.

  48. olawale olatunji

    how much will they pay ssce holder

  49. muhammed

    When is job replcement closing for custom officer pls

  50. Emmanuel

    when Nigeria custom service doing their interview for 2019 recruitment?

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