How to Find Federal Government Jobs in Nigeria

While we cannot choose to ignore the fact that there are limited job opportunities in Nigeria, this majorly as a result of the federal government of Nigeria to provide enough structure that will accommodate the large chunk of graduates that are being released into the Nigeria labor market, we cannot also ignore the fact that irrespective of this quite unfortunate situation in Nigeria, there are thousands of jobs that are made available by the federal government of Nigerians for the Nigerian youths.

It is the constitutional duty of any government in the world to ensure that there is an increase in Job employment for its people, this does not exempt Nigeria. It has now become a major political feature of our electoral system that politicians now used this factor that is provision of job opportunities as a focal point in their respective campaigns in order to acquire political power.

Recently the Nigeria Federal Government announced its decision to start the special public works program which is aimed at employing 774,000 citizens, which implies a thousand from each local government areas in the country. Thus by implications the Nigerian youth should look forward to the inevitable commencement of this program by making themselves employable.

While the normal  requirement for every job seeker is a proof of having a formal education, the system has become a very competitive one these days, that people now go ahead to acquire additional degrees, some professional degrees to make them fit into certain federal government  firms.

For the average job seeker in Nigeria, there are several requirements needed to secure a job, a certificate from any of the Nigerian tertiary institution, also the National youth service corps certificate, state of origin certificate and the certificate of birth. Also need is a Curriculum Vitae and an application letter. Applicants are also required to provide attestation letters from their referees in some cases. Furthermore there is a need for interviews which is usually conducted by a specified body set up by the recruiting agencies on behalf of the federal government.    There are certain agencies that require a police report from the applicants. There are other documents which are often required for depending on the nature and disposition of the recruiting agencies.

There are diverse advantages that come with the federal government job, one of the most prominent of them is job security. Unlike the private sector which can decide to sack its workers anytime, there is a job security for the federal government workers as they do not need to worry about the thought of being sacked by anyone. As long as they do not violate the code of conduct attached to their working condition, they are safe.

Another added advantage is that the get to receive their salary as at when due, there is no fear of the agency going bankrupt as the federal government is exclusively responsible for the payment of their salary.

Another benefit that comes with working as a federal government staff is that there is a retirement benefit. Upon retirement they get to have certain fee called pension fund from the government.

It should also be noted that getting a federal government job is free as you do not have to pay any agencies or individual to help you secure any Federal government jobs.

The recruitment exercise is always made public for interested candidates where they either have to submit their application form either by mail, physically drop it themselves, or via an online portal.

Below are listed Federal government agencies where you can watch out for job opportunities or simply check out a full list of the federal government job vacancies posted in Nigeria today

Federal Economy Agencies Jobs in Nigeria

Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON)

Budget Office of the Federation (BOF)

Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE)

Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP)

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)

Debt Management Office (DMO)

Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)

Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN)

Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC)

Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC)

National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)

National Council on Privatisation (NCP)

National Insurance Commission (NAICOM)

National Pension Commission PenCom(PenCom)

National Planning Commission (NPC)

National Sugar Development Council(NSDC)

Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC)

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)

Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation(NDIC)

Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission(NIPC)

Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM Bank)

Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC)

Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority(NEPZA)

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)

Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)

Governments Agricultural Jobs in Nigeria

Below are lists of the Agricultural agencies in Nigeria that may likely recruit this 2020. See the list’s below

National Agricultural Extension, Research and Liaison Services (NAERLS)

National Veterinary Research Institute(NVRI)

Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation(NAIC)

National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI)

Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria

Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research

Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR)

Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS)

National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT)

Federal Aviation Agencies Jobs

You can see the lists of all the agencies under Nigerian aviation that may likely recruit thus 2020:

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)

Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA)

Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB)

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET)

Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT)

Jobs in Communication Agencies

If yes, you can keep your eyes in any of the under-listed Federal Government Agencies for current recruitment opportunities. See the list’s below:

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)

Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT)

Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC)

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST)

National Frequency Management Council.

Education/Teaching Federal Government Jobs

Below are lists of all the education-related agencies that may likely recruit this 2020. You can quickly see the list’s below:

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)

National Examination Council (NECO)

National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

National Teachers Institute (NTI)

National Universities Commission (NUC)

Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN)

National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB)

Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC)

West African Examination Council (WAEC)

Federal Energy Jobs

Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)

Electricity Management Services Limited(EMSL)

Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN)

National Power Training Institute of Nigeria(NAPTIN)

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission(NERC)

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC)

Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority(NNRA)

Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA)

Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN)

Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Transmission Company of Nigeria

Government Environmental Agencies Jobs

Federal Environmental Protection Agency (FEPA)

Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria(FRIN)

National Biosafety Management Agency(NBMA)

National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA)

National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA)

Federal Government Health/Medical Jobs

Are you a certified health practitioner? If yes, then you can go through the under-listed agencies to know if there’s any available vacancy for you.

Before you can be allowed to work in any of the under-listed Federal health Agencies in Nigeria, you’ll first have to provide a valid license.

National Health Insurance Scheme – (NHIS) (

National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD)[66]

National Agency for the Control of AIDS(NACA)

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)

National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA)

Nigerian Institute of Medical Research(NIMR)

Judiciary Jobs

Are you a legal Practitioner? Would you like to get a job in any federal judiciary agency in Nigeria in 2020? If yes, kindly take your time and for through the lists of Nigerian judiciaries where you can Apply for latest job vacancy. See the list’s below:

National Judicial Council (NJC)

Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC)

National Judicial Institute (NJI)

Maritime Jobs

This section discusses lists of Nigerian maritime agencies Jobs under the watchful eyes of the Nigerian Federal government. Getting a job here means good salary. The Maritime salary structure will be diffused soon here.

For now, kindly see all the agencies you can submit your CV for employment purpose below:

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)

Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC)

News/Media Jobs

Do you have good skills in journalism? Are you a certified writer? If yes, you can now see lists of all Nigerian Federal Government Media Agencies where you can get the latest federal government jobs in Nigeria in 2020.

Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria (BON)

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

Nigerian Press Council (NPC)

Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)

Science and Technology Jobs

We’ve listed all the science and technology agencies where you can easily get high paying jobs in Nigeria today. If you’d like to know the Agencies, kindly view the lists below:

National Agency For Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI)

National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA)

National Centre for Remote Sensing, Jos (NCRS)

National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP)

National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)

Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority(NNRA)

Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC)

Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd(NIGCOMSAT)

National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM)

Water Resources Vacancies

Take your time and see lists of all water resources Federal Government agencies where you can submit your CV for job/employment/replacement. See the list’s below:

Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA)

Nigerian Integrated Water Resources Commission (NIWRC)

National Water Resources Institute (NWRI)

River Basin Development Authorities (RBDA’s)

Other Nigerian Federal Government Agencies Jobs

Below are lists of other Federal government jobs you can register online or offline. See the listing below:

Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC)

Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB)

Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN)

Consumer Protection Council (CPC)

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

Federal Character Commission (FCC)

Federal Housing Authority (FHA)

Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC)

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Industrial Training Fund (ITF)

Legal Aid Council of Nigeria (LACoN)

National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP)

National Boundary Commission

National Council of Arts and Culture(NCAC)

National Economic Reconstruction Fund(NERFUND)

National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA)

National Hajj Commission of Nigeria(NaHCON)

National Human Rights Commission(NHRC)

National Identity Management Commission(NIMC)

National Institute for Hospitality Tourism(NIHOTOUR)

National Lottery Regulatory Commission

National Orientation Agency (NOA)

National Poverty Eradication Program (NAPEP)

National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC)

National Sports Commission (NSC)

Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI)

Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS)

Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI)

Nigeria Institute of Building (NIOB)

Nigeria Police Force (NPF)

Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC)

Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC)

Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC)

Public Complaints Commission

Surveyors Council of Nigeria

Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS)

Nigeria Custom service (NCS)

Nigeria Civil Defense and Security corps

By Marcus Amudipe 

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