How To Join Nigeria Customs Service (2024)

How To Become Customs Officer in Nigeria

How to join Nigeria Customs Service will form the major discourse in this post. We will review date when Nigeria Customs Service will commence recruitment.

How to join Nigeria Customs Service

Nigeria Customs Service is the paramilitary agency in Nigeria charged with the responsibility of collecting customs revenue (Import/Excise duties and other taxes).

Nigeria Customs Service is also charged with responsibility of reducing smuggling activities to the barest minimum.

According to multiple online sources, the Nigeria Customs Service currently boost of over 10000 officers.

Bi annually, the service conducts Nigeria Customs Service recruitment exercises aimed at absorbing young Nigerians into Nigeria Customs Service.

Nigeria Customs Service recruitment presents opportunities for young Nigerians to join the service in different capacities either as junior or senior officers.

Thus, one can join Nigeria Customs Service either as senior officer, mid level officer or junior officer.

Nigeria Customs Service is one of major paramilitary agencies in Nigeria the applicants expresses high interest in.

Hence Nigeria Customs Service recruitment is one of the most competitive among all paramilitaries in Nigeria.

Furthermore, one of the highest paying paramilitary agencies in Nigeria is Nigeria Customs Service.

As a result high interest in Nigeria Customs Service, we have come up with information on how to join the service.

So, for those who are looking to become Customs Officers, this article on how to join Nigeria Customs Service will be very helpful.

Requirements For Joining Nigeria Customs Service

Below are the basic general requirements for enlisting in Nigeria Customs Service irrespective of the Cadre being applied for.

These Nigeria Customs Service recruitment requirements are very paramount before one can apply to join Nigeria Customs Service.

So, requirements for joining Nigeria Customs Service are.

  • Interested applicants must possess Nigerian Citizenship by birth or descent
  • Applicants must be between the age range of 18-30 years (the upper age is lower for some vacancies).
  • Male applicants must not be less than 1.7 metres in height, while the female applicants must not be less than 1.64 metres.
  • For male applicants, your fully expanded chest measurement must be no less than 0.87 metres.
  • Intending applicants must provide a document from a qualified Government Medical Officer certifying your state of physical and mental fitness for appointment in Service.
  • Applicants with physical or mental disabilities are not permitted to apply.
  • Intending applicants must free from any form of financial embarrassment.
  • Interested applicants must be of good character and have a clean record to show for it; ex-convicts are not permitted to apply.
  • Applicants must be able to present a certificate of state of origin signed by the Chairman/Secretary of their Local Governments.

How To Join Nigeria Customs Service as Graduate

To join Nigeria Customs Service as graduate, applicants will have to apply for the position of Superintendent Cadre.

Assistant Superintendent for general duty and Superintendent Cadre for professionals.

Also, interested applicants must have completed mandatory one year of National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) or be able to provide Exemption Certificate.

To apply to join Nigeria Customs Service as graduate, applicants must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree, HND or equivalent in any of the following or related fields:

  • Accounts
  • Actuarial Science
  • Audit
  • Building
  • Communication
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Health Information Management
  • Marine
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition/Dietary
  • Quantity Survey
  • Secretarial Studies
  • Sports
  • Stores/Procurement

How to Join Nigeria Customs Service With OND & NCE

To apply for mid level positions in Nigeria customs service, applicants must possess OND, NCE or its equivalent obtained from recognized Polytechnics or College of Education.

Interested applicants must not be more than 25 years as at time of application.

OND or NCE in any of the following related fields listed below is added advantage.

  • Accounts
  • Audit
  • Building
  • Communication/Camera Handling/Photography
  • Computer/ICT
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition/Dietary
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Health Information Management
  • Health Service Administration.
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Marine
  • Secretarial Studies

How To Join Nigeria Customs Service With WAEC

To join Nigeria Customs Service With WAEC or O level certificate is to apply for Customs Assistant Cadre.

It is popularly known as to join Nigeria Customs Service as a recruit.

To apply for Nigeria Customs Service with WAEC certificate, interested applicants must possess O level certificate : WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, GCE or its equivalent.

Applicants must possess a minimum of 3-credit passes from not more than 2 sittings in any of relevant subjects.

They must be between the ages of 18 to 25 years.

How To Apply For Nigeria Customs Service Jobs 

The following are procedures for joining Nigeria Customs service.

Follow Nigeria Customs Service official social media handlers or national newspapers or television to know when the portal is open for reception of application to join Nigeria Customs Service.

When the portal is open for application take the following steps :

  • visit and complete the application form
  • Print out every necessary documents
  • Take note of the examination and screening date and participate actively
  • Wait for shortlist of successful applicants


The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.

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