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Nigerian Customs Service Salary System │ How much NCS Officers are paid

Nigerian Customs Service Salary System │ How much NCS Officers are paid

Nigerian Customs Service Salary System…The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is an independent agency under the supervisory oversight of the Nigerian Ministry of Finance, responsible for the collection of customs revenue and anti-smuggling efforts

The Nigerian Customs Service Salary system and ranks has been pretty much of a debate in recent times. However, the salary scale of Nigerian Custom Officers was increased the same time as the salaries of public servants by the Federal Government in 2007


The new salary system 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.


Nigeria Customs Service Salary System


1). The average salary of Nigerian customs service workers amounts to N900,000 per annum (that is, N75,000 monthly).


2). The highest salary pay is received by the Controller-General of Customs, the second highest goes to the Deputy Controller Generals and Assistant Controller Generals.


3). Customs Inspector salary is N29,779 per month (it is possible to earn extra N4,000 as a rent subsidy if it is not provided by Nigerian government).


4). It was stated that salary grade level 07 is automatically moved to salary grade level 08, so this means that Nigeria customs officers salaries are growing.


Moreover, not all Customs Service workers are entitled to benefit from the allowances of Nigerian Customs. Some allowances are granted to staff in the Nigerian Customs based on the kind of tasks they perform while other allowances are simply general allowances that all officers are entitled to.

Many are attracted to the job, not by the salary itself but by the extra bonuses paid to the Customs officers. You need to know that if you work as a Nigeria custom service employee, you will get your basic allowance, but apart from this, you can get extra allowances. Keep reading to learn more about this.


Among the extra allowances provided for customs officer, are the following:


– Transport;

– Hazards;

– Plain-cloth;

– House Maintenance;

– Meal Subsidy;

– Torchlight;

– Furniture;

– Hardiness;

– General Services;

– Utility.

The rent allowance isn’t usually given because a majority of Nigerian customs service officers live in dwellings that have been provided by the government. If this is not the case, the government tends to seek accommodation for every Nigeria customs service officer.


Salaries are paid according to qualifications and ranks as B.Sc holders should earn more than a member of staff with an O’level certificate.


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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