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DSS Nigeria Recruitment 2018/2019 and How to Apply Graduate and Non-graduate Jobs

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DSS Nigeria Recruitment 2018/2019 and How to Apply Graduate and Non-graduate Jobs.

DSS, State Security Service, Department of State Service, How to Apply for Department of State Security Service Recruitment. Do you want to apply for the State Security Service this year? This article will guide you through…

DSS Nigeria Recruitment 2018/2019

DSS Nigeria Recruitment 2018/2019

DSS Recruitment 2018 – In this article you will get latest update on Department of State Service 2018 recruitment requirements, qualifications, guidelines and other important information for free.

Unlike other jobs in Nigeria, the recruitment process for the DSS can’t be done online. If you want to start your application process – you should follow the DSS Nigeria Website for instructions. The DSS Nigeria 2018 recruitment has already started nationwide. It’s good news for people who want to dedicate their lives to the service of the country.

It’s not an online registration, so all submission forms should be done hand-to-hand. If you want to become one of the members of the DSS Nigeria Army, then you will need:

  • A letter indicating local government of origin. It should be signed by a local government authority;
  • Handwritten application letter to The Director-General, State Security Service, Abuja. Current Director General of the SSS is Lawal Musa Daura;
  • Statements of results;
  • Two color passport photos.

You will need all documents above for registration at the Department of State Service. Do not forget that the DSS of Nigeria recruitment does not request payment for your application. You need to visit the State Security Service headquarters in your state of origin and submit your documents.

Differences Between SSS and DSS.

The State Security Service or the Department of State Security Service is mainly responsible for domestic security of the country. They are a brute police force that deals with chaos within the country. They can also be used in anti-terrorism operations in Nigeria. Still, their main task is to provide security to the citizens of Nigeria.

The SSS enforces and upholds criminal laws of Nigeria and provides criminal justice to law-enforcement organisations. It also provides protection for State Governors, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Senate President, Vice President, President and their families. The SSS is also charged with the protection of the visiting foreign heads of state and government, candidates for the offices of Vice President and President, ex-presidents, high-ranking officers and their families.

General DSS of Nigeria Requirements.

The Department of State Security invites graduates and postgraduates to fill in the positions in the recruitment 2017. It also provides general requirements for people who wish to become a part of Nigerian security service personnel. Here are the DSS Nigeria requirements:

1. You should be a Nigerian by birth or born to Nigerian parents. Foreigners are not allowed to take the DSS Nigeria Job;

2. Male candidates should be at least 1.7m tall (for certain posts it`s not necessary)

3. Female candidates should be at least 1.64m tall (for certain posts it`s not necessary);

4. The expanded chest measurement of the candidate must be at least 0.87 meters (for certain posts it`s not necessary);

6. The candidate should be certified by a Government Medical Officer;

7. The candidate must be mentally fit for service;

8. The candidate should be physically fit for service;

9. The candidates with the following medical cases can`t apply for the service:

  • 1. Pregnant women;
  • 2. Flat Foot;
  • 3. Major orthopedic operations in the past;
  • 4. Natural disabilities (fractures, stammering and others);

10. Any candidate who wants to apply for DSS in Nigeria can’t be a serviceman if he/she has been found guilty in any criminal offense in Nigeria or any other country;

11. Candidates who have any form of financial embarrassment can’t apply for DSS Nigeria recruitment 2018;

12. Candidates who exceed 30 years of age can`t apply for DSS Nigeria.


If you do not have any of the below-listed qualifications, then you can`t apply for the service. You must provide at least a Bachelor`s Degree with the Second Class Upper Division. You can also provide National Certificate of Education/National Diploma from a recognized institution. The credits and fields are listed below:

  • Physical and Health Education;
  • Psychology;
  • Electrical Engineering/Electronics Engineering/IT Specialist;
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution;
  • Sociology;
  • Guidance and Counseling (for female only);
  • Computer Science;
  • Physics;
  • English;
  • Mathematics.

Medical Doctors, Medical Officers, Consultants, Dental Officers and Nurses can also apply for DSS in Nigeria. However, such candidates should have Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Licence.

The DSS Nigeria is in need of various specialists. Check out the different posts in the DSS 2018:

  • Statistician;
  • Software Developer;
  • Sociologist;
  • Satellite images interpreter;
  • Radiologists;
  • Psychologist;
  • Pediatrician/Pediatrician nurse;
  • Orthopedic surgeon;
  • Optometrist;
  • Mathematics education;
  • Lawyer;
  • Hospitality Managers;
  • English education;
  • Computer Engineer/Computer science education/Network engineer/Data Administrator;
  • Electrical/Building/Mechanical/Satellite Communication engineer;
  • Criminologist.


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  1. Jeffrey Danasabe Baba says:

    God bless Nigeria

  2. Shuaib Okanlawon Musa says:

    The best informative platform so far

  3. Emmanuel Isom Onah says:

    I am a graduate of accounting.. Can I apply.

  4. Sabo Surajo Ibrahim says:

    This is the time to serve Nigeria with all the my strength and defend her unity. 08135710657

  5. Adams adeola kazeem says:

    Good to know all the information

  6. Bamigbola Akinfolajimi says:

    I have PGD in criminology and security studies and am interested in joining DSS. 07061543508

  7. Owen Eghwere says:

    The opportunity to serve the nation and protect its leaders is indeed captivating and intriguing. My phone no is 08064061932

  8. Njoku eze meekness says:

    Dss my dream land

  9. Obinna Wallace says:

    Pls send me the Lagos address

  10. ogunmoroti Sunday says:

    am interested, I have OND in computer engineering. 07066801402..I wish to be part of SSS officer, am ready to work faithfully and deligently

  11. Ikani Ezekiel .O says:

    this is a great page to be.

  12. Prince Akpan says:

    please when is the deadline for submission of applications form

  13. Prince Akpan says:

    please when is the deadline for submission….

  14. Esidene Nchu says:

    I worked as a security spy in North Africa Libya b4,I study criminology and security studies,I want to join DSS

  15. Aslam Bilyaminu says:

    I will serve with all my strength by the grate of God

  16. Samuel Olabamiji says:

    Where will I submit the form and application letter

  17. Aluko ifeoluwa tunmise says:

    I am aluko ifeoluwa tunmise I want to apply for DSS Nigeria 08144021916

  18. Bamidele says:

    Interested Pls I’m having in political science can I still apply. I need an update

  19. Maxwell Okpala says:

    I want to be part of dss.

  20. olatunji olabode says:

    which post can i apply for i have ond in insurance. thank you.

  21. Adams says:

    Is it possible for someone to submitt your credentials

  22. Kingsley Wilson Chibuike says:

    Am interested to becoming a DSS personnel.

  23. Raimi Emmanuel says:

    Please I want to apply for derpartment of state security services. How can I apply?

  24. Yakubu says:

    Thanks for the provision of this

  25. Adeola Babatunde says:

    I need more information, most especially duration of training

  26. Usman Kabir says:

    Sir my question is this, if we’re coming for the test we should come along with what……?

  27. Attahir ibrahim says:

    I have diploma in SLT and am currently pursuing my Degree in Health education, can I apply?

  28. Adeleke Peter Oladayo says:

    Which post can one apply for, I study BEd in Educational Technology majoring in computer science.

  29. Emeh chinwendu. A. says:

    where can I apply for the sss recruitment, I need d guidance for this

  30. Ugwoke Queen Christina says:

    Please I would like to be a member of Department of State Security Services of Nigeria. Thanks. 08035444378

  31. chinedu says:

    I studied community health can I apply for DSS

  32. Mohammed shaaba says:

    Dss is my dream job{08066981602}

  33. Saka Zacchaeus Toma says:

    Please, as BSc in Economics can I applied as Purchase and Supply or Statistician

  34. Daudamuhammadsani says:


  35. Ishaq Ahmad Musa says:

    I want to be member of Department of State Security Services of Nigeria thanks

  36. olajide oladimeji says:

    I’m grateful for this information

  37. olajide oladimeji says:

    In fact I really admire this opportunity given to reach dss directly

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