Nigeria Prisons Service 2024/2025 Recruitment Application Form Portal

Greetings to all aspiring candidates! The anticipation is high as we unveil the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) recruitment formerly known as the Nigerian Prisons Service Recruitment details for the 2024/2025 session. We recognize the daily influx of inquiries from eager job seekers, and right here on this page, we have curated comprehensive answers to guide you through the upcoming recruitment exercise.

First and foremost, it’s crucial to highlight that the application process is both straightforward and, most importantly, free of charge. We want to make it clear: there is no application fee whatsoever.

The Nigerian Prisons Service, as an equal opportunity employer, warmly welcomes applications from individuals who meet the core requirements outlined on this page.

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Organizational Structure of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS)

At the top of this organization is the Controller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service. He reports to the President through the Minister of Interior and heads the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration, and Corrections Board.

He works with eight Deputy Controllers-General (DCGs) who lead six main parts of the Service, called Directorates. These Directorates help manage the Service better. The DCGs report to the Controller-General. Together, they make the most important decisions for the Nigerian Correctional Service.

The Directorates are special groups that handle different parts of running the prisons. There are six Directorates:

  1. Finance and Account
  2. Inmates Training and Productivity
  3. Human Resources
  4. Works and Logistics
  5. Health and Welfare
  6. Training and Staff Development
  7. Operations
  8. Non-Custodial Services

Functions and Duties of the Nigerian Prison Service

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) follows the rules in the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019. Its main jobs are:

  • Keeping all legally held people safe.
  • Making sure inmates are safe, secure, and treated well.
  • Taking people waiting for trial to and from court.
  • Finding out why inmates behave badly.
  • Figuring out the risks and needs of inmates to help them change for the better.
  • Running programs to help inmates become part of society again.
  • Helping inmates change their behavior through medical, psychological, spiritual, and counseling services, including for violent people.
  • Teaching inmates new skills through education and job training, and helping them earn money.
  • Managing Borstal and similar places.
  • Helping speed up the trial of people waiting for it.
  • Do any other jobs needed to make sure the service works well.
  • Using non-jail ways to deal with offenders, like community service or probation, if the court says so.

Eligibility Criteria for the Next Nigerian Prisons Service Recruitment

To be eligible for the upcoming Nigerian Prisons Service recruitment exercise, candidates must meet the following core requirements:

  • You need to have a means of identification to prove that you are a Nigerian citizen.
  • Applicants must fall within the appropriate age range specified for the recruitment.
  • Candidates should not have any form of criminal conviction.
  • Applicants must not be physically disabled or pregnant at the time of applying.
  • Possession of a degree is mandatory for eligibility.
  • An Olevel result with a minimum amount of credits in relevant subjects is also required.

Ensure that you fulfill these criteria to enhance your eligibility for the selection process. Stay informed about any updates or additional requirements by regularly checking the official Nigerian Prisons Service recruitment channels.

How To Apply for the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) Recruitment

Contrary to common misconceptions, applying for the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) is a straightforward process. Here’s a simple guide to help you through the application:

  1. The Nigerian Prisons Service is part of the CDCFIB board. Therefore, applications can be submitted either on the CDCFIB portal at or an alternative portal introduced by the NPS during the recruitment exercise.
  2. Go through the instructions provided on the career page or portal. Take the time to thoroughly understand the guidelines before proceeding.
  3. Follow the instructions to create an account on the portal. Provide the necessary details accurately.
  4. After successfully creating an account, log in using the credentials you used during the account creation.
  5. Navigate to the application section and carefully fill out the application form.
  6. Ensure that you have all the required documents ready.
  7. Upload the necessary documents as specified in the application guidelines.
  8. Submit your application through the portal.

Remember to stay updated on official announcements and instructions during the recruitment exercise. This guide will help simplify the application process for the Nigerian Prisons Service. If you have questions to ask, please drop them in the comments section.

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