Nigerian police ranks and their salaries

Nigerian police ranks and their salaries

Nowadays, the police force is thought to be a very prestigious profession. While the army fights against the terrorism, the Nigerian police focuses on the safety to citizens and protect law and order. By the way, this profession is not only for men, but it is rather popular among the female part of the population as well. The whole number of people in Nigerian police force in all its departments is about 372 000. Would you like to know more about Nigerian police ranks and their salaries? Just read this article!

Nigerian police 2017

In total, the Nigerian police is responsible for the peace and order in the country. The police force number consists of about 372 000 people but this number is not enough to prevent all the criminal cases. This is why it was recently approved that the police staff will increase to about 650 000 police officers.

So, first of all, we should mention that the Nigerian police is a rather serious structure, which was built in 1930. Nowadays, it consists of 36 teams which is spread across the country and are classified into 12 various zones. It should be noted here that all these zones are operated by the seven various administrative organs. There are over 2 000 police stations in Nigeria.

So, what are the Nigerian police ranks and how much do they earn?

Nigerian police trainings

Well, the first thing that needs to be said is that the Nigerian Government recently approved a new police rank system and police salaries depend on their grades as well. Due to the running list of Nigerian police ranks, the highest one is The Inspector General of Police. As expected, the salary of this rank is the highest one as well. While the lowest one is The Police Recruit.

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The whole list of the Nigerian police ranks and their salaries in 2017

The Inspector General of Police

He is the high-ranking police officer that would inspect, monitor and report any situation to the department.

Payment per month: N711,450.

Payment per year: N8,537,980.

The Deputy Inspector-General of Police

It is the second highest rank in the police force of Nigeria.

Payment per month: N546,572.80.

Payment per year: N5,997,022.50.

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police

Payment per month: N499,751.90.

Payment per year: N5,997,022.50.

The Commissioner of Police

Payment per month: N302,970.50.

Payment per year: N3,635,645.70.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police

Payment per month: N278,852.80.

Payment per year: N3,346,233.50.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police

Payment per month: N212,938.20.

Payment per year: N2,555,257.90.

The Chief Superintendent of Police

Payment per month: N199,723.90.

Payment per year: N2,396,687.60.

The Superintendent of Police

Payment per month: N172,089.10.

Payment per year: N2,065,068.70.

The Deputy Superintendent of Police

Payment per month: N170,399.70.

Payment per year: N2,044,796.30.

The Assistant Superintendent of Police

Payment per month: N156,318.40.

Payment per year: N1,875,820.40.

The Inspector of Police

Payment per month: N87,135.10.

Payment per year: N1,045,628.10.

The Sergeant Major

Payment per month: N62,204.90.

Payment per year: N746,458.60.

The Sergeant

Payment per month: N55,973.90.

Payment per year: N671,686.10.

The Corporal

Payment per month: N51,113.60.

Payment per year: N613,365.10.

The Constable

Payment per month: N51,113.60.

Payment per year: N613,363.10.

The Police Recruit

Payment per month: N9,019.40.

Payment per year: N108,233.10.

Police Force of Nigeria

To tell the truth, the Nigerian police is a structure that provides not only the security for the whole population but a well-paid job as well. Of course, not all the ranks have a good salary, but still, you can start your career from the first stage and build up to the higher one. So, if being a policeman is your calling, don’t wait, just join the Nigerian police!

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Source: Naij.com

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