Do you wish to know about the Nigeria Customs ranks, salary structures, and symbol? This article would enlighten you. So, let’s get started!
The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) is an agency that was created in 1891, with T. A. Wall, as the first Comptroller General. Currently, it is under the Federal Ministry of Finance and is made up of six departments namely:
Economic Relating Research and planning
Finance Administration and Technical Services
Strategic Research and Policy.
Excise and industrial incentives.
Enforcement and drugs
Tariff and Trade.
These six departments are headed by six Deputy Comptroller Generals. The current Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service is Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd).
Nigeria Customs Service headquarters is located at Abidjan Street, Wuse, Zone 3,
Functions Of The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)
- Collection of Revenue (Import /Excise Duties & other Taxes /Levies) and accounting for the same
Generating statistics for planning and Budgetary purposes
Monitoring Foreign Exchange utilization etc.
Anti-Smuggling activities: fighting against smuggling activity and counteracting customs fraud
Licensing and registration of Customs Agents
Engaging in Research, Planning, and Enforcement of Fiscal Policies of Government
Registration and designation of collecting banks
Working in collaboration with other government agencies in all approved ports and border station
Ranks In NCS
The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) works on the principle of ranks. This is a vital factor in salary payments and the responsibilities of officials. They are as follows:
Deputy Comptroller General.
Assistant Comptroller General.
Chief Superintendent Customs Officer.
Deputy Superintendent Customs Officer.
Assistant Superintendent of Customs I.
Assistant Superintendent of Customs II.
Inspector of Customs.
Assistant Inspector Of Customs.
Ranks it would interest you to know that the highest rank is the Comptroller General. These ranks allow for the due-process in the system. This way officials’ growth is monitored.
In the Nigerian Customs Service, salaries are paid based on the Consolidated Paramilitary Structure (CONPASS). This is the standard structure of payment in the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Federal Fire Service in Nigeria, and every other paramilitary agency in Nigeria, salaries for custom officers are paid according to ranks. This means that the higher your rank the higher your pay.
Comptroller General: N2,870,000 – N2,500,000.
Deputy Comptroller General: N2,570,000 – N2,400,000.
Assistant Comptroller General: N2,470,000 – N2,280,000.
Comptroller: N2,070,000 – N1,880,000
Deputy Comptroller: N1,770,000 – N 1,580,000.
Assistant Comptroller: N1,157,000 -N1,1480,000.
Chief Superintendent of Customs I: N1,370,000 – N1,280,000.
Deputy Superintendent of Customs II: N1,270,000 – N1,180,000.
Assistant Superintendent of Customs: N1,070,000 – N980,000.
Inspector of Customs: N970,000 – N880,000.
Assistant Inspector Of Customs: N870,000 – N780,000.
Custom Assistant: N770,000 – N680,000.
Aside from salaries, they also enjoy allowances for Utility, house maintenance, Torchlight allowance hardiness, personal servant, and more.
This is why Year after year, thousands of youths apply to join the Nigerian Customs Service, but few and most qualified, are recruited for the job. The sensitivity of the agency and the training involved have made it that only accountable and responsible people are employed.