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How to Apply for the Federal Government Recruitment

Hub for Jobs | Find the Right Job Vacancies in Nigeria

Why are Federal Government jobs so highly sought after? The reason is that they offer several mouth-watering employee benefits, you get to use all your annual leave, and you have job security. When compared to working in a private establishment, the benefits of working in civil service are endless. However, landing a job in civil service is not as easy as searching for them on job boards and applying with an impressive resume. For federal government recruitment, you have to apply directly to the website and may be required to partake in some form of assessment such as a quiz or a test in addition to uploading your qualifications. This article is structured to walk you through the whole process because Federal Government recruitment is currently ongoing for some ministries, and we don’t want you to miss out!

The Requirements for the 2022 Federal Government Recruitment Include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a course relevant to the ministry you are applying to.
  • A Secondary School Certificate of Examination (SSCE) showcasing at least 5 credit grades in key subjects, English and Mathematics included. The SSCE result may be WASSCE (West African Secondary School Certificate of Examination), or NECO (National Examination Council) result.
  • National Identification Number (NIN), and/or Driver’s License.
  • A copy of your birth certificate, or age declaration.
  • A copy of a certificate of identification from your local government of origin.
  • Two recent passport photographs.

The federal government does not recruit candidates who only possess an SSCE result regardless of how impressive it may be. A commendable SSCE result should be backed up with a B.SC, B.A, HND, NCE, or an OND degree. The date for the commencement and closing of the general federal government recruitment has not been specified yet, however, some of the agencies like the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) are said to begin recruitment by 13th December 2022. Although the date is still a bit far, the Nigerian Customs Service forms are available on the agency’s portal, and interested and eligible candidates can begin submissions of their applications.

Requirements for the NCS 2022 Recruitment Include:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent HND from an accredited tertiary institution, in a relevant course.
  2. A WASSCE result where you obtained at least 5 credits in core subjects including Mathematics and English language.
  3. Proof of participation in the Nigerian Youth Service Corps. An NYSC discharge certificate or exemption letter will do just fine.
  4. A valid birth certificate.

The NCS application form is only on sale for a limited period, interested candidates are encouraged to get theirs as soon as possible. There are no charges attached to the recruitment process, and the form can be obtained online from the portal at

How to Apply for NCS Recruitment 2022

The entire first phase of the recruitment process is conducted on the website. Here’s what you should do:

  1. Visit the NCS recruitment portal and log in as directed.
  2. Tap on the icon for Vacancies
  3. Select your desired position in the sector.
  4. Upload your qualifications as directed.
  5. Upload other relevant documents like your NIN.
  6. Click on the Apply icon, and your submission will be saved.

You should only apply to one position under the listed vacant positions, if you submit multiple applications, your interest will be waived aside. Candidates who have been shortlisted to partake in the next phase of the recruitment process will be contacted via the e-mail address provided in the application form after all applications have been reviewed.

You can reach out to the NCS recruitment team by sending an e-mail to [email protected], if you experience any issues in the application process, or have any questions.

Other Federal Government Agencies Currently looking to Fill Vacancies Include:

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

 You can apply for this ministry’s recruitment on their website

National Population Commission (NPC).

The application process to work in this ministry is outlined on their website

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

If you have a degree in finance and banking, economics, financial accounting, or a related course, and at least 5 years of working experience in the banking sector, you have a good chance of getting a job with the Central Bank of Nigeria. More information concerning CBN’s recruitment requirements can be accessed on their website

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

 The oil and gas sector has a long-standing record of being a very lucrative industry. Getting a job with NNPC will be especially rewarding if you have a degree in engineering or a related course. Visit

Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC)

The website for the application is

Nigerian Air Force (NAF)

Job seekers interested in working with this agency can submit their applications at

Nigerian Police Force (NPF)

The website for applications to the Nigerian Police Force is

Nigerian Army

Working with the Nigerian army requires passion and perseverance. Further training is also given to candidates who get accepted into the establishment as part of their onboarding process. The website for the application is

Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC)

This federal government agency offers clerical and administrative jobs. The website for the application is

Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC)

Working with the federal road safety commission requires an in-depth knowledge of laws governing road transport, and traffic rules and regulations. Great people skills also come in handy to excel in a job with this agency. The website for the application is

Federal Fire Service (FFS)

The website for applying to this agency is

Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS)

The immigration service often works together with customs. Application for a position in this agency can be done at

Federal Teachers

Teachers and professors who desire to work in government-owned learning institutions can apply to

Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON)

The SON oversees the activities of organizations and companies that deal in the manufacture and distribution of consumer goods. Interested candidates can apply to work with SON at

Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (PYES)

The website to apply to benefit from this scheme is

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

You can apply to be considered for a position in EFCC at

National Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC)

The website for applying to work with the Civil Defense Corps is

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

With the elections just by the corner, INEC will not only be recruiting main staff but also the ad-hoc staff. The website for the application is

More information concerning federal government recruitment can be found on the federal civil service website. If you always wanted to get a job with the federal government, this is your time to shine.

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