Nigerian Army Ranks and Salary Structure For Staff

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Nigerian Army Ranks and Salary Structure For Staff

Nigerian Army Ranks and Salary Structure For Staff


This article will provide information on Nigerian Army Salary Structure and Ranks… The Nigerian Army has played a major role in the country in terms of security and perhaps they deserve bountiful and enviable rewards as salary. Contrary to the belief of some people that Nigerian Soldiers earn heavy monthly salary, we ascertain the Nigerian army salary earned every month end by Soldiers according to their ranks.

A Nigerian soldier is being paid according to his or her rank and years of service. The Nigerian Army’s basic function is to safeguard the nation against any sort of external aggression, support the interest of its citizens and country and it is known to be the largest in West Africa, however according to a report on globalsecurity.org most of the soldiers can perform a little more than the basic defensive operations. See Ranks in the Nigerian Army.

Salary Structure For The Nigerian Army

Nigerian Army Salary Structure for Non-Commissioned Officers

Private Soldier – N48-49,000

Lance Corporal – N54-55,000

Corporal – N58,000

Sergeant – N63,000

Staff Sergeant – N68,000

Warrant Officer – N80,000

Master Warrant Officer – N90,000

Nigerian Army Salary Structure for Commissioned Officers

Second Lieutenant – N120,000

Lieutenant – N180,000

Captain – N220,000

Major – N300,000

Lt. Colonel – N350,000

Colonel – N550,000

Brigadier General – N750,000

Major General – N950,000

Lt. General – N1 million

General – N1.5 million.

You might be wondering how much is the salary of soldiers fighting Boko Haram? (Crocodile Smile and Operation Python Dance) According to an authoritative report, it states that Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram earn N60K as salary but another report debunked it and put the correct figure as N49,000 equivalent to $249 monthly or £157 monthly while daily feeding allowance is N500.

You should be aware that the Nigerian army is the largest of the Nigerian Armed forces but not the highest paid. It is their sole duty to be responsible for land warfare operations, just like the Navy is responsible for protecting the water boundaries of the nation. On the other hand, the Airforce is responsible for securing Nigeria’s air space against external threats.

The Nigerian Army is among the most equipped military in Africa and its affairs are dully managed by the Nigerian Army Council. The Chief of Army staff is also the head commander of the army and his salary the highest. Since its inception, they have been involved in various peace keeping missions and series of combats, both on the local and international scene. Latest of these wars is the war against the Boko Haram insurgents.

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