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The Nigeria police has the duty of enforcing law in Nigeria which made them the principal law enforcement agency in Nigeria.

Today, we will be talking about the amount of salary that the Nigeria police are being paid on a monthly basis starting from the highest rank to the lowest vacant position. You just have to relax and read carefully.

Nigeria police

In total, the Nigeria police are responsible for peace and order in the country. Today, the police force number consists of about 372 000 people or more currently but this number is not enough to prevent all the criminal cases.

This is the reason why it was recently approved that the police staff will increase to about 650 000 police officers in Nigeria.

The Nigeria police have 36 commands spread across Nigeria with each command being located at each state in Nigeria. These 36 commands are actually grouped into 12 different zones.  And the 12 zones are controlled by 7 different administrative organs.  As at today, the Nigeria police is headed by IGP Ibrahim Idris.

The Nigeria police was established in 1930.  They were formerly divided into two, which were the Southern Nigeria Police and the Northern Nigeria Police. When the Nigeria Police was formed, it was started by officers from Imo State. The Police are generally responsible for Internal Security.

Let’s leave the story for another day. Without wasting much time, let us have a list of what the governments are paying the Nigeria police monthly.

Arms of the Nigeria Police

  • Administrative arm
  • Anti-Fraud Section
  • The Central Criminal Registry
  • Special Anti-Robbery Squad
  • X-Squad, General Investigation
  • Special Fraud Unit
  • Legal Section
  • Forensic Science Laboratory
  • Interpol Liaison
  • Homicide
  • Police Mobile Force
  • Anti-Human Trafficking Unit
  • Force Intelligence Bureau
  • DCI Kaduna Annex and Counter-Terrorism Unit.

Note that a Nigeria police officer’s salary is dependent on his or her rank in the Nigeria Police and grade.

With that being said, we shall take it from the recruit to the Inspector General of Police and you will learn about new salaries of different ranks in the Nigeria police force.


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Nigeria police Salary by rank

1. Police Recruit

Salary per month – N9,019.42
Annual Salary – N108,233

2a. Police Constable Grade Level 03

Salary per month – N43, 293.80

Annual Salary – N519,525.6

2b. Police Constable Grade Level 10

Salary per month – N51,113.59

Annual Salary- N613,363.08

3a. Police Corporal On Grade 04 (1)

Salary per month – N44,715.53
Annual Salary – N536,586.36

3b. Police Corporal On Grade Level 04 (10)

Salary per month- N51,113.59
Annual Salary – N613,365.08

4a. Police Sergeant On Grade 05 (step1)

Salary per month – N48,540.88
Annual Salary – N582,490.56

4b. Police Sergent On Grade 05 (step 10)

Salary per month – N55,973.84
Annual Salary – N671,686.08

5a. A Sergeant Major On Grade 06 (step 1)

Salary per month – N55,144.81
Annual Salary – N661,737.72

5b. Sergeant Major On Grade 06 (step 10)

Salary per month – N62,204.88
Annual Salary – N746,458.56

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6a. Cadet Inspector On Grade Level 07 (step1)

Salary per month – N73,231.51
Annual Salary – N878,778.12

6b. Cadet Inspector On Grade 07 (step10)

Salary per month – N87,135.70
Annual Salary – N1,045,628.4

7a. Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 08 (step1)

Salary per month – N127,604.68
Annual Salary – N1,531,256.16

7b. Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 08 (step10)

Salary per month – N144,152.07

Annual Salary – N1,729,824.84

7c. Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 09 (step1)

Salary per month- N136, 616.06
Annual Salary- N1,639,392.72

7d. Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 09 (step10)

Salary per month -N156,318.39
Annual Salary – N1,875,820.68

9a. Deputy Superintendent Of Police On Grade 10 (step1)

Salary per month -N148,733.29
Annual Salary -N1,784,799.48

9b.Deputy Superintendent Of Police on Grade 10 (step10)

Salary per month -N170,399.69

Annual Salary -N2,044,796.28

10a. Superintendent Of Police On Grade 11 (step1)

Salary per month – N161,478.29
Annual Salary -N1,937,739.48

10b. Superintendent Of Police On Grade 11 (step 10)

Salary per month – N187,616.69
Annual Salary-N2,251400.28

11a. Chief Of Superintendent Of Police on Grade 12 (step1)

Salary per month – N172,089.06
Annual Salary -N2,065,068.72

11b.Chief Of Superintendent Of Police On Grade 12 (step8)

Salary per month-N199,723.96
Annual Salary -N2,396,687.52

12a. Assistant Commissioner Of Police Grade 13 (step1)

Salary per month – N183,185.73
Annual Salary -N2,198,228.76

12b. Assistant Commissioner Of Police Grade 13 (step10)

Salary per month – N212,938.16
Annual Salary – N2,555,257.92

13a. Deputy Commissioner Of Police On Grade 14 (step1)

Salary per month – N242,715.65
Annual Salary – N2,912,587.8

13b. Deputy Commissioner Of Police On Grade 14 (step7)

Salary per month – N278,852.79
Annual Salary -N3,346,233.48

14a. Commissioner Of Police on Grade 15 (step1)

Salary per month – N266,777.79
Annual Salary -N3,201,333.48

14b. Commissioner Of Police on Grade 15 (step6)

Salary per month- N302,970.47
Annual Salary-N3,635,645.64

15. An Assistant Inspector General Of Police

Salary per month – N499,751.87
Annual Salary – N5,997,022.44

16. Deputy Inspector General Of Police

Salary per month – N546,572.73

Annual Salary – N6,558,872.76

16. Inspector General Of Police, (IGP)

The highest rank in the Nigeria Police Force is the Inspector General of Police. He is appointed by the president and can be sacked by him also. The IGP is usually appointed on a four-year term.

He must leave the office and the president will appoint another person to replace him when his tenure expires or if he is sacked. His monthly salary is more than what the other police officers earn; see it below:

IGP Salary per month -N711,498
IGP Annual Salary – N8,537,976

Those are Nigeria police salary structure as listed above. What is your take on the new salaries of the Nigeria police take-home pay?

We also take a cursory look at the hierarchy at the Nigeria Police Force starting from the highest position which is currently held by the Inspector General of Police down to the least rank which is the Police recruit.

  • The Inspector-General of Police
  • The Deputy Inspector-General of Police
  • The Assistant Inspector-General of Police
  • The Commissioner of Police (In-charge of contingents in a state)
  • The Deputy Commissioner of Police
  • The Asst. Commissioner of Police
  • The Chief Superintendent of Police
  • The Superintendent of Police
  • The Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • The Asst. Superintendent of Police
  • The Inspector of Police
  • Sergeant Major
  • Sergeant
  • Corporal
  • Constable
  • Police recruit

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Now that we know the hierarchy in the force, let’s know how the Nigeria police salary scale per month and they’re yearly take-home pay looks like, so you can judge for yourselves whether the Nigeria police are being paid well or not.

  • Police Recruit’s salary per month is N9,019.42 and his salary per annum is N108,233
  • Police Constable Grade Level 03’s salary per month is N43, 293.80 and his annual salary is N519,525.6
  • Police Constable Grade Level 10’s Salary per month is N51,113.59 and his annual salary is N613,363.08
  • Police Corporal On Grade 04 (1)’s Salary per month is N44,715.53 and his Annual Salary is N536,586.36
  • Police Corporal On Grade Level 04 (10)’s Salary per month is N51,113.59 and his Annual Salary is N613,365.08
  • Police Sergeant On Grade 05 (step1)’s Salary per month is N48,540.88 and his Annual Salary is N582,490.56
  • Police Sergeant On Grade 05 (step 10)’s Salary per month is N55,973.84 and his Annual Salary is N671,686.08
  • Sergeant Major On Grade 06 (step 1)’s Salary per month is N55,144.81 and his Annual Salary is N661,737.72
  • Sergeant Major On Grade 06 (step 10)’s Salary per month is N62,204.88 and his Annual Salary is N746,458.56
  • Cadet Inspector On Grade Level 07 (step1)’s Salary per month is N73,231.51 and his Annual Salary is N878,778.12
  • Cadet Inspector On Grade 07 (step10)’s Salary per month is N87,135.70 and his Annual Salary is N1,045,628.4
  • Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 08 (step1)’s Salary per month is N127,604.68 and his Annual Salary is N1,531,256.16
  • Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 08 (step10)’s Salary per month is N144,152.07 and his Annual Salary is N1,729,824.84
  • Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 09 (step1)’s Salary per month is N136, 616.06 and his Annual Salary is N1,639,392.72
  • Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 09 (step10)’s Salary per month is N156,318.39 and his Annual Salary isN1,875,820.68
  • Deputy Superintendent Of Police On Grade 10 (step1)’s Salary per month is N148,733.29 and his Annual Salary is N1,784,799.48
  • Deputy Superintendent Of Police on Grade 10 (step10)’s Salary per month is N170,399.69 and his Annual Salary is N2,044,796.28
  • Superintendent Of Police On Grade 11 (step1)’s Salary per month is N161,478.29 and his Annual Salary is N1,937,739.48
  • Superintendent Of Police On Grade 11 (step 10)’s Salary per month is N187,616.69 and his Annual Salary is N2,251400.28
  • Chief Of Superintendent Of Police on Grade 12 (step1)’s Salary per month is N172,089.06 and his Annual Salary is N2,065,068.72
  • Chief Of Superintendent Of Police On Grade 12 (step 8)’s Salary per month is N199,723.96 and his Annual Salary is N2,396,687.52
  • Assistant Commissioner Of Police Grade 13 (step1)’s Salary per month is N183,185.73 and his Annual Salary is N2,198,228.76.
  • Assistant Commissioner Of Police Grade 13 (step10)’s Salary per month is N212,938.16 and his Annual Salary is N2,555,257.92
  • Deputy Commissioner Of Police On Grade 14 (step1)’s Salary per month is N242,715.65 and his Annual Salary is N2,912,587.8
  • Deputy Commissioner Of Police On Grade 14 (step7)’s Salary per month is N278,852.79 and his Annual Salary is N3,346,233.48
  • Commissioner Of Police on Grade 15 (step1)’s Salary per month is N266,777.79 and his Annual Salary is N3,201,333.48
  • Commissioner Of Police on Grade 15 (step 6)’s Salary per month is N302,970.47 and his Annual Salary is N3,635,645.64
  • Assistant Inspector General Of Police’s Salary per month is N499,751.87 and his Annual Salary is N5,997,022.44.
  • Deputy Inspector General Of Police’s Salary per month is N546,572.73 and his Annual Salary is N6,558,872.76.
  • Inspector General Of Police, (IGP) is the highest-ranked officer in the Nigeria Police Force. His Salary per month amounts to N711,498, while his Annual Salary is N8,537,976.

In conclusion:

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