Nigeria Custom Service Ranks


Working in the Nigeria Customs Service has been the big dream of so many Nigerian youths. Though many have an interest to pursue a career in the Nigeria Customs Service, very few know how this paramilitary organization works. 

One of the most attractive things about the Nigeria Customs Service largely has to do with the salary. The high-ranking officers are well-paid for their services and they earn above average. 

This article will do well to inform those who which to pursue a career in the Nigeria Customs Service about the various ranks and salaries of the officers.  This article would also do well to make known that just like other paramilitary organizations in Nigeria, there are lots of hurdles you will have to go through in the Nigeria Customs Service. 


Nigeria Custom Ranks and Salary Structure

The Nigeria Customs Service like every other paramilitary organization leans heavily on hierarchy.  The higher you go up the rank, the better your salary and allowances. The Nigeria Custom Service officers are well-paid, though I believe that the government can do better with the salaries. 


Below are the various ranks available in the Nigeria Customs Service and their salary structure yearly:

S\No. Ranks       Annual Salaries


1. Customs Assistant ₦298,506 – ₦330,321

2. Assistant Inspector of Custom ₦357,358 – ₦411,484


3. Inspector of Custom ₦483,014 – ₦567,065

4. Assistant Superintendent of Customs (II) Officer ₦888,956 – ₦988991

5. Assistant Superintendent of Customs (I) Officer ₦1,012,562 – ₦1,143,539

6. Deputy Superintendent Customs (DSC) ₦1,094,027 – ₦1,252,038

7. Chief Superintendent Customs (CSC) Officer ₦1,158,172 – ₦1,325,234

8. Assistant Comptrollers ₦1,225,584 – ₦1,405,449

9. Deputy Comptrollers ₦1,619,447 – ₦1,825,589

10. Comptrollers ₦1,759,829 – ₦1,966,281

11. Assistant Comptroller-General ₦2,272,288 – ₦2,464,560

12. Deputy Comptroller-General Consolidated

13. Comptroller General

Benefits and Allowances of the Nigeria Custom Service

There are many benefits and allowances that those who serve in the Nigeria Customs Service enjoy. The benefits are immense and I will do well to list some of the allowances unique to the officers in the Nigeria Customs Service below:

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.

13 Personal Servant for entitled officers.

Final Thoughts

The Nigeria Customs Service is very heavy on hierarchy and they have ranks. The more you ascend the ranks the better your salary. This article went into detail on the Nigeria Custom Ranks and the allowances accrued to this paramilitary organization. 


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