Nigeria Police Force (NPF) plays a huge role in the internal security of Nigeria. On Monday, November 26, 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari, announced a new welfare package for them. In this post we’ll tell you the old and new salary structure of Nigeria police officers from the rank of Constable to Inspector General of Police.
Why President Buhari increased salary of NPF
According the president, the current salary package was to increase the morale of the officers in the country for them to step up their internal security role.
“From Taraba to Sokoto, to the South-south, people don’t feel secure until they see the military.
I am pleased to make the increase in salary and allowances in the hope that it will increase the performance index of the police and strengthen Nigeria’s internal security system.”
The president was playing host to the Chairman of Nigeria Police Service Commission (NPC) Mr. Muilsiu Smith represented by NPC senior member Mrs. Clara Ogunbiyi, a retired judge; Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris, and other top police officers.
The current salary structure of the Nigeria police was also extended to allowances and pension of police officers.
When last was the salary of police officers in Nigeria before Buhari’s announcement?
Before Buhari’s announcement, the salary of Nigeria police was last increased in 2010 by the PDP-led government of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, which was also extended to the military and para-military.
Based on the new salary package, there is need to know the ranks in the Nigeria Police Force. That will assist us to know how much IGP will be earning, and how much a Constable will be earning yearly etc.
What are the ranks in Nigeria Police Force?
Ranks in the Nigeria Police in ascending order is as follows:
- Constable: This the lowest rank in the NPF. Requirement for recruitment for this rank is generally O’Level
- Sergeant major: This isn’t popular among Nigerians
- Inspector of Police
- Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP): Entry requirement into training of this rank is first degree (BSc, BA). Anyone who is recruited through this rank, he’s potential IGP if age doesn’t run against him or her.
- Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)
- Superintendent of Police (SP)
- Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP)
- Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP)
- Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP)
- Commissioner of Police (CP)
- Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG)
- Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG)
- Inspector General of Police (IG): This is the highest rank in the Nigeria Police Force, and the peak any police officer can reach.
Now, let’s look at the old and the current monthly salary of police officers in Nigeria.
NPF rarely, just like other security agencies, make public their monthly pay, however here are the figures we got.
Also, a rank which isn’t popular to Nigerians, Sergeant major, featured on the salary scale we got.
Old and latest Salary of Nigeria police by ranks (Constable to IGP) and grade level
Details of the new salary structure hasn’t been officially made public, but we’re able to obtain some figures, see them below (it’ll be updated accordingly)
|Ranks/Grade Level||Old monthly Salary (Naira)||Old annual salary (Naira)||2018 New monthly salary announced by President Buhari (Naira)||2018 New Annual salary announced by President Buhari (Naira)|
|Police Constable Level 03||43,293.83||519,525.96||84,000||1,008,000|
|Police Constable Level 10||51,113.59||613,363.08||86,000||1,032,000|
|Police Corporal on Grade Level 04 (1)||44,715.53||536,586.36||88,000||1,056,00|
|Police Corporal on Grade Level 04 (10)||51,113.59||613,363.08|
|Police Sergeant on Grade Level 05 (1)||48,540.88||582,490.56||96,000||1,152,000|
|Police Sergeant on Grade Level 05 (10)||55,973.84||671,686.08|
|Sergeant Major on Grade Level 06 (1)||55,144.81||661,737.72||119,000||1,428,000|
|Sergeant Major on Grade Level 06 (10)||62,204.88||746,458.56|
|Cadet Inspector on Grade Level 07 (1)||73,231.51||878,778.12||167,000||2,004,000|
|Cadet Inspector on Grade Level 07 (10)||87,135.70||1,045,628.40||254,000||3,048,000|
|ASP on Grade Level 08 (1)||127,604.68||1,531,256.16||271,000||3,252,000|
|ASP on Grade Level 08 (10)||144,152.07||1,729,824.84|
|ASP on Grade Level 09 (1)||136,616.06||1,639,392.72|
|ASP on Grade Level 09 (10)||156,318.39||1,875,820.68||296,000||3,552,000|
|DSP on Grade Level 10 (1)||148,733.29||1,784,799.48|
|DSP on Grade Level 10 (10)||170,399.69||2,044,796.28||321,000||3,852,000|
|SP on Level 11 (1)||161,478.29||1,937,739.49||342,000||4,104,000|
|SP on Grade Level 11 (10)||187,616||2,251,400.28|
|CSP on Grade Level 12 (1)||172,089.06||2,065,068.72|
|CSP on Grade Level 12 (08)||199,723.96||2,396,687.52||419,000||5,028,000|
|ACP on Grade Level 13 (1)||183,185.73||2,198,228.76||483,000||5,796,000|
|ACP on Grade Level 13 (10)||212,938.96||2,555,257.92|
|DCP on Grade Level 14 (1)||242,715.65||2,912,587.80||531,000||6,372,000|
|DCP on Grade Level 14 (07)||278,852.79||3,346,233.48|
|CP on Grade Level 15 (1)||266,777.79||3,201,333.48|
|CP on Grade Level 15 (06)||302,970.47||3,635,645.64||1.5million|
What’s the latest salary of IG in Nigeria?
There is no official figure in the new salary structure, however, Inspector-General of Police (IG) will now get N3.3 million annually as rent subsidy while Deputy and Assistant Inspectors-General of Police will get N3.02 million and N2.7 million respectively as rent subsidy.
Complaints about implementation of police salary in the past
In a our research we found that several police officers in Nigeria alleged that salary increase were mostly enjoyed by senior police officers and those who are well-connected among them.
One of the police officers who doesn’t want his name to be mentioned specifically alleged that officers of the force posted in Lagos receive more than other officers in the country.
“For example my mate in Lagos is above me with N10,000,the same date of promotion,same increment. Some newly promoted ASP were paid N120,000 in Lagos, while Ekiti pay N111,84 to the same officers on the same rank and Grade level.
Some commands like Ogun State paid N116,000, Imo State paid N113,000.
Why should the salary differs? Only God can judge those who are mutilating our salary to satisfy their family.”
Several allegations have been leveled against the police in the past. We hope they get better.
Having said that, let’s look at the majors arms and zones of the Nigeria Police
Departments of the Nigerian Police
There are nine departments in the Nigeria Police, each saddled with the responsibility of assisting the force in the day to day running of its units.
- Finance and Administrative
- Logistics and Supply
- Research and Planning
- Information and communication
- Force Secretary
- Force Intelligence Bureau
There are other units like:
- 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
- Police Mobile Force
- Anti-Human Trafficking Unit
- Counter Terrorism Unit
There are 12 zones in the Nigeria Police Force. Each of the zones is headed by an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG).