Salaries of Police officers in Nigeria

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Nigerian police earn slightly lower salaries compared to the army but fairly enough to live a normal life. The highest paid police officer, Inspector General of Police, earns N 711,498 per month while the lowest paid police officer, new recruit earns N9019.

New recruits undergo training which last at least 6 months. After training they are recruited as police constable, a position that attracts N43, 000 per month.

Below are salary structures of police officers in Nigeria at different levels:

Police new recruit N 9090

Police Constable Grade 3-N 43,000

Police Constable Grade 10-N 51,000

Police Corporal Grade 04(1)-N 45,000

Police Corporal Grade 04 (10)-N51,000

Police Sergeant Grade 05(Step 1)-N49,000

Police sergeant Grade 05 (step 10)-N56,000

Sergeant Major Grade 06 (step 1)-N 55,000

Sergeant Major Grade 06 (step 10)-N62,000

Cadet Inspector Grade 07 (step 1)-N 73,000

Cadet Inspector Grade 07 (step 10)-N 87,000

Assistant superintendent of police Grade 08 (step 1)-N128,000

Assistant superintendent of police Grade 08 (step 10)-N144,000

Assistant superintendent of police Grade 09(step 1)-N137,000

Assistant superintendent of police Grade 09 (step 10)-N156,000

Deputy Superintendent of police Grade 10 (step 1)-N 149,000

Deputy Superintendent of police Grade 10 (step 10)-N 170,000

Superintendent of police Grade 11 (step 1)-N 161,000

Superintendent of police Grade 11 (step 10)-N 188,000

Chief of superintendant of police Grade 12 (step 1)-N172,000

Chief of superintendant of police Grade 12 (step 8)-N200,000

Assistant Commissioner of police Grade 13( Step 1)-N183,000

Assistant Commissioner of police Grade 13( Step 10)-N213,000

Deputy commissioner of police Grade 14( step 1)-N 243,000

Deputy commissioner of police Grade 14( step 7)-N 279,000

Commissioner of police –N270,000-N320,000

Inspector General of Police-N 712,000

From the salaries above, the Inspector General is the highest ranked officer in the Nigerian police. His salary,N712,000 is just basic; the individual who holds the office has over 10 other benefits and privileges.

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