This article is for those interested to join Nigerian Customs Service, so that they can be enlightened on what the Customs Service will be requiring of them should they decide to pursue their dream. The Nigerian Customs Service 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.
As at the time of writing this article, the minimum academic qualifications that interested applicants will need to have to be considered eligible to apply whenever the Customs Service are recruiting is either SSCE, NECO, GCE, NCE, ND, HND, or BSC, depending on the particular cadre they will be applying for.
For those that will be applying as man (SUPERINTENDENT CADRE) and women SUPERINTENDENT CADRE) must be aged between 18 and 28 years of age as at the time they applied, and must possess either SSCE, NECO, GCE, ND, HND, BSC or any other relevant certificates from reputable and approved government institutions and universities.
There are different cadres and categories of positions in the Nigerian Customs Service, and these positions can be applied for directly if there exists a vacancy, and if you possess the necessary qualifications that each of the cadres/categories require.
Whenever there is any vacancy in any of the different cadres/categories, these positions are advertised so that interested persons can apply, then those that are shortlisted will take their recruitment test or aptitude test as the case may be.
Those who pass the recruitment test will then be invited for an interview. After posing through the entire recruitment process, those that scale through will then be called to undertake the necessary training those positions they applied for requires, that is after they have been employed.
As already stated above, whenever the Nigerian Customs Service commences their recruitment process, and advertises the available positions needed in the different cadres/categories, these cadres/categories usually have academic qualifications attached to them. The academic requirements for the respective cadres are listed out below:
Post: Assistant Superintendent of Customs Grade II (Consol 08)
Post (i). Inspector of Customs (Consol 07)
(ii). Assistant Inspector of Customs (Consol 06)
Post (i). Customs Assistant II (Consol 04)
(ii). Customs Assistant III (Consol 03)
Apart from academic qualifications, there are other necessary requirements and qualifications that interested applicants need to possess to be considered eligible to apply for entrance into the Nigerian Customs Service includes the following:
If you meet all the above mentioned qualifications and requirements then you can apply on the Nigeria Customs website www.customs.gov.ng, on the home page click on “About Us” link, then click the “Vacancies” link. You will be presented with an application form that you will need to fill online and submit to complete the application process.
After applying successfully, you will receive acknowledgment either by e-mail or text, containing a reference number which must be quoted in all future correspondence.
All interested applicants must note that access to the website and application is free of charge.
No paper application will be accepted.
Applicants are to submit only one application because multiple application leads to automatic disqualification.
The Nigeria Customs Service has also stated clearly that it will not be responsible for any application that is done/submitted on any other website outside the official Nigerian Customs Service website that is stated above.
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