Nigerian Custom Service (NCS) Recruitment 2019/2020 –

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Nigerian Custom Service (NCS)

Before we get into the details of the Nigerian Custom Service (NCS) Recruitment 2019/2020, let’s first of all have a sneak peek of the institution and what it’s all about.

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Nigerian Customs Service

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) was established in 1891 with the sole responsibility of revenue collection, accounting for same and fast-tracking anti-smuggling activities in the country. However, as of today, the roles of the NCS has expanded to include facilitation of internal and international trade, especially international supply chain of goods and services on behalf of the Nigerian government.

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As of today, also, the NCS faces a plethora of challenges which include but not limited to

  1. The proactive management of the seeming contradictory role of ensuring improvements in speedy delivery of services,
  2. Maintaining systematic and effective intervention controls,
  3. Meeting the demands of complex and growing international trade especially in the face of economic crime,
  4. Tackling the menace of money laundering,
  5. Dealing with the menace of terrorism,
  6. Dealing with threatening weapons of mass destruction,
  7. Dealing with issues of violation of intellectual property rights, and
  8. Tacking the problem of dumping of toxic and hazardous substances in Nigeria.

It is, therefore, incumbent upon the Nigeria Customs Service to provide services which maximize efficiency and promote trade competitiveness wherein declarations are promptly processed.

Management of the Nigerian customs service (NCS)

The Nigerian Ministry of Finance oversee the affair of the Nigerian customs service (NCS) even when it is an independent agency responsible for the collection of customs revenue and other anti-smuggling efforts. The NCS board is chaired by the minister of finance, and a vice-chairman who presently is Col. Hameed Ali, appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) with the aim reforming and revamping the service.

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Organizational Structure of the Nigerian Custom Service (NCS)

Currently the Nigerian custom service (NCS) is run by a comptroller general whose work is to oversee the work of the six other deputies comptroller generals in the following departments:

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

Statutory Function of the Nigeria Customs Service

The Nigeria Customs Service is charged with two key functions basically (i) the collection and accounting of revenue for the government such as Import and Excise Duties and
(ii) Prevention and suppression of smuggling. The agency is also mandated to:

  1. Generate statistics for planning and Budgetary purposes,
  2. License and register Customs Agents,
  3. Monitor Foreign Exchange utilization, etc.,
  4. Process manifests,
  5. Provide security services across Nigeria’s borders and within Nigeria,
  6. Register and designate collecting banks,
  7. Engage in and enforce Anti-Smuggling activities within Nigeria and across the nation’s borders,
  8. Collaborate with other government agencies across Nigerian ports and borders,
  9. Engage in Research, Planning, and Enforcement of Fiscal Policies of Government.

Invitation to Apply for Nigerian Custom Service (NCS) Recruitment 2019/2020

This is to bring to your notice that the minimum qualification for employment into the NCS is SSCE/NECO/GCE/NCE/ND /HND/BSC. If you are applying as a man you are to apply for the post of a SUPERINTENDENT CADRE and if you’re a woman you are going to apply for the same post of a SUPERINTENDENT CADRE but your age must be between 18 and 35years.

Vacancy is open to candidates with the following qualifications: SSCE/NECO/GCE, ND/HND, and BSC. Any relevant certificate from reputable and approved government institutions/organizations will be honoured.

Required Height:

Male applicants must not be less than 1.68 metres tall while female applicants must not be less than 1.65 metres tall.

Deadline For Application Into Nigeria Customs Service

The NIGERIAN CUSTOMS SERVICE RECRUITMENT portal will open on the midnight of 17th, April 2019 and application is expected to last just 3 weeks only for all positions.

How To Apply For Nigeria Customs Service Recruitment 2019

All applicants must visit the Nigeria Customs Service website via to start the application.

However, note the following before you apply:
1. You must have an active email address
2. An active phone number
3. All documents required must be with you
4. All documents must match in dates and date of birth if you must be selected
5. Only successful applicants will be communicated
6. Avoid errors while filling the forms online and take your time to avoid them had I known

Customs Application Form Fee

According to the organization, the application is free of charge for all applicants, so be mindful of fraudsters.

Also, any use of fraudulent documents will lead to prosecution.

Good luck in your application into the Nigeria Customs Service recruitment 2019!

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  1. Wohh just what I was searching for, appreciate it for posting.

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