How to join Nigerian DSS/SSS – Check out the requirements

Do you want to join the Nigerian Department of State Security (DSS)? If yes, you are on the right page. In this article, we will show you how to join Nigerian DSS (or SSS) and the requirements for the service.

State Security Service (SSS) also known as Department of State Service (DSS) is domestic intelligence agency of Nigeria. They are responsible for intelligence gathering and protection of senior officials in Nigeria particularly the president. SSS is directly under the control of presidency.

How to join Nigerian DSS

Please, be informed that recruitment process for DSS job cannot be done online unlike many other jobs in Nigeria.

If you are interested to apply for DSS job, visit the official DSS website at for instructions.

DSS job is for Nigerians who want to dedicate their lives to serve the country. The job is considered to be one of the best jobs for Nigerian youths.

Like we said earlier, DSS job application process is not an online thing. All applications or forms should be submitted hand to hand.

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Requirements for joining Nigerian DSS

If you want to become a member of the DSS Nigeria, then you will need to meet the following requirements;

  1. Must be a Nigerian by birth or born to Nigerian parents,

  2. Male candidates should be at least 1.7m tall, and female candidates should be at least 1.64m tall,

  3. The expanded chest measurement of the candidate must be at least 0.87 meters,

  4. Medical fitness certificate from a government hospital,

  5. Must be mentally and physical fit for the service,

  6. Must have not been convicted of any criminal offense in Nigeria or other country,

  7. Candidates who have any form of financial embarrassment cannot apply for DSS Nigeria recruitment,

  8. You must not be above 30 years of age,

  9. Must provide a prove of local government of origin (must be signed by a local government authority),

  10. Handwritten application letter to the Director-General, State Security Service, Abuja (the current Director General is Bichi Yusuf Magaji),

  11. Statements of results,

  12. Two colored passport photographs,

  13. Candidates with the following medical cases should not apply;

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

All the documents listed above will be required for registration at the Department of State Service office.

WARNING: Do not pay anybody for application processing because SSS recruitment is totally free.

You can submit your application form to State Security Service headquarters in your state of origin.

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Educational Qualifications for DSS job in Nigeria

  1. A Bachelor Degree (Second Class Upper Division) or HND (upper class division)

  2. NYSC Discharge Certificate or Exemption letter

  3. You can also provide National Certificate of Education/National Diploma from a recognized institution.

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  1. How are they paying for those who have not do the monthly clearance, we just get our ppa letter.

  2. Oga u lie o on d aspect of u saying that DSS can’t b done online, biko its a pure lie,DSS application is done online and not hand in hand submission of the form o

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