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How To Apply for Nigerian Custom Recruitment 2019

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How To Apply for Nigerian Custom Recruitment 2019

Nigerian Custom Recruitment

Nigerian Custom RecruitmentThe Nigerian Custom Recruitment portal and information is something everyone who wants to join the Nigerian Custom will want to know about. So if you are reading this post, I assume that you want to join the Nigerian custom. Read on, we got you covered.

The Nigerian Custom Service normally known as NCS was established in 1891 with the responsibility of collecting revenue (total income generated by tax, investment and other means) of the country, accountability of the collected revenue and anti-smuggling of item like illicit goods, illegal arms and ammunition, drugs & toxic hazardous substances, cultural artefacts, pornographic materials and trade in endangered species of the nation internationally.


It is important to be better informed when embarking on a journey or a project that is why this section of this post is added, to simply enlighten you some more on the subject before you completely make up your mind to join the service.

The Nigeria Custom Service is divided into 6 (Six) departments with different responsibilities:

  1. Corporate Support Services
  2. Tariff & Trade
  3. Enforcement, Investigation, and Inspection
  4. Modernization, , esearch and Economic Relations
  5. Excise, Industrial Incentives and Free Trade Zone
  6. Human Resource Development.

The rank of officers in the service: The service is headed by the Comptroller-General (CG), followed by the Deputy Comptroller-Generals (DCG), they are six (6) in number heading the six (6) departments mentioned above. Next on the Nigerian Custom Service ranking system is the Assistant Comptroller-General (ACG) that over sees the activities within the divisions under the six departments and last on the hierarchy is the Comptroller who has the responsibility of handling the units within the divisions.


The Nigerian Custom Services advices that Potential applicants should be fully aware that the commission is not recruiting at the moment, although recruitment might start soon, the service has gone ahead to release a press statement informing interested applicants to be wary of fraudsters who might give out information concerning recruitment of the service. They are to take, caution especially when asked to pay a certain amount. In this light, these applicants are notified that the Service recruits personnel that go through a process of documentation after which they are given service numbers, trained and commissioned, any other procedure that does not entail this should be verified.

In the meantime, here is a list of requirements you may likely need to meet by the Nigerian Custom Service in any case you are to be recruited. Without these prerequisites, there might be no chance of you going through the first level in the recruitment phase.

  • Applicants who are interested in the recruitment must be of Nigerian origin by birth and possess National Identity Number (NIN) or valid ID card (driving license, voters’ card, international passport) showing that they are citizens of the country.
  • Applicants must possess a minimum of 4 credits in not more than 2 sittings in WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB with credit pass in English and Mathematics respectively and in other cases, a pass relevant to your chosen course in the academy or a minimum UTME (Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination)score of 180.
  • Applicants must be no less than 18(eighteen years of age or more than 35 (thirty-five) years by March) 2019.
  • Applicants must be medically, physically, and psychologically fit and must not be less than 1.67metres (5 feet 5.748 inches) tall for male and 1.64metres (5 feet 4.567) inches tall for the female.
  • Applicants must print their completed online forms, guarantor form and submit it at the examination / screening and recruitment centre. You must obtain satisfactory results in the examination, physical and psychological screening to go further.
  • Being able to speak a few other Nigerian language other than your native language gives you an edge during screening.
  • All applicants should have SCANNED copies of: SSCE/GCE/NABTEB/NECO Result, Birth Certificate, FSLC (First School Leaving Certificate) Result, LGA (Local Government Area) Certificate and Passport Photograph.


All applicants must be fully aware that application and submission of the form for Nigerian Custom Service takes place online and on the Nigerian Custom Service website ONLY. Potential applicants are advised to be wary of any other means of submission which may be subject to fraud. During the processing of the application, the applicant must obtain or create a valid email address to use throughout the application process.

  • Potential applicants should log on to the official website of the Nigerian Custom Service to fill out the forms with the required details.
  • After submission of your carefully filled form, the applicant must download the Local government attestation form. Parent/ guardian consent form. Acknowledgment form which will be taken to the screening center.
  • Note that, only candidate that meet up the recruitment criteria will be invited to the examination/screening and recruitment center.

Having a career in the Nigeria Custom Service is profitable as it is not an opportunity that should be treated lightly if graced with. Now that you have a fair idea of what the service entails in terms of the recruitment eligibility, application procedure, and certain facts beneficial for the interview, we wish you the best of luck as a potential applicant. Take a few minutes to appreciate this post as you find it beneficial by liking and sharing to others that may need the information of this post. Also, do not forget to leave a comment in the comment section below if you are experiencing any challenges with regards to the content of this post.

Violet Aleke

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  1. Promise March 27, 2019

    Nice information indexed what I needed


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