Customs as it’s fondly called by Nigerians is an independent agency which is supervised by the Nigerian Ministry of Finance which collects revenue from Customs.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Salary Structure,Ranks & Allowances
- (a) Serving as a model administration providing effective and efficient service in an excellent manner.
- (b) Serving as the steward of the nation’s trade and border management by facilitating legitimate trade in the global environment.
- (c) Working as a modern, compact and dynamic service by influencing policy and contributing to the development of the nation.
- (d) Acting as the vanguard of the Customs best practices and international standards.
The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) ranking system is slightly different from other Nigerian forces ranking,the Comptroller-General of Customs is the highest rank of
the Nigerian Customs,he or she is usually appointed by the incumbent President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,the post is renewable after a tenure of four years.
The Nigeria Customs officers are among the richest officers among other Nigerian security forces. This is because of some of the roles they play at different Nigerian borders. They definitely earn more than their official salaries.
Listed below are some of the benefits and allowances made available for Nigerian Customs service officers:-
- Detective allowance
- Hardiness allowance
- Plain-Cloth allowance
- Furniture allowance
- Personal servant
- Utility allowance
- Hazards allowance
- House maintenance allowance
- Uniform maintenance allowance
- General Services allowance
- Torchlight allowance
- Transport allowance
- Meal Subsidy allowance
- The information on this page is subject to change,figures stated here are only estimates and not 100% accurate.
- Custom officers are usually entitled to several allowances,gratuity and pension from the Federal Government of Nigeria.
- Figures stated here represent net total amount with tax deductions.
- The current minimum wage in Nigeria,applicable from 2011 is ₦18,000 per month,exclusive of all deductions,however there is a plan to increase the minimum wage paid to civil servants in Nigeria.