The Highest Paid Paramilitary in Nigeria (2023)

Find out which paramilitary pays more in Nigeria in terms of salary.

All paramilitary bodies in the country are under the consolidated paramilitary salary structure (CONPASS).

This means that there is a certain level of take home pay according to the hierarchy of ranks in all of the recognized defence agencies in the country.

Take for example, a civil defence officer salary should be equal to that of a FRSC cadet salary of same rank.

Unlike the military which the highest paid force is the Nigerian Airforce, this rule does not hold sway. This doesn’t mean that allowances and other bonuses aren’t paid to the officers.

In our previous posts, we have taken time to discuss the various monthly and yearly  remunerations of the following Nigerian paramilitary agencies below:

Although there has been calls for the increment of salaries of the men and officers of these various security outfit, the Federal Government is yet to respond to that call.

Most people looking for jobs in any of these agencies should visit their websites for recruitment updates concerning vacancies as job openings in these paramilitary organizations is always a yearly exercise.

List of Highest Paid Paramilitary Organizations in Nigeria

1. Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS)

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) was carved out from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in 1958. The functions of the NIS is to provide security that can address the operational challenges of modern migration.

Although, it is said that the Nigerian Immigration Service is the highest paid paramilitary outfit in the country since they deal with visa application and registration. They are also the body in charge of allowing immigrants entry into Nigeria.

2. Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)

The NCS, was saddled with the responsibilities of revenue collection, accounting for same and anti smuggling activities.

It is the job of the Nigerian Customs to prevent smuggled and contraband goods from entering the country.

Most times, they work hand in hand with the police and other security outfits. The customs officers are also paid well since the have a unique position within the hub of the international supply chain of goods and services.

3. National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) was established as one of the Paramilitary Organizations in the country by the promulgation of Decree Number 48 of 1989, now Act of Parliament.

The core function of this outfit was to investigate, prosecute and exterminate illicit drug trafficking and consumption in the Nigerian society.

Since the involvement in drugs by cartels, especially their importation, exportation, sale, transfer, purchase, cultivation, manufacture, extraction and possession is universally unacceptable by most countries of the world.

4. Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC)

This organization was created by the federal government to embark of the following primary functions:

  • To make the highway safe for motorists and other road users.
  • Recommend works and devices designed to minimize accidents on the highways.
  • Advise the Federal and State Governments on how to reduce road traffic congestion.
  • Educate and sensitize road users and car owners on road signs and management.
  • Arrest offenders for violation of road use act.
  • Inspect and administer license and vehicle documents to road users.

Other paramilitary agencies worthy of mention is the Nigerian Prison Service (NPS). As of writing this post, the Peace Corps bill was rejected by the president, so it might be termed an illegal outfit soon.

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Chizoba Ikenwa

Chizoba is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the founder of Nigerian Infopedia. He is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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  1. No wonder the Nigerian Police is a mess.

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