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The Nigeria Police: See Their Salary Structure & Other Information About Them



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The Nigerian Police, formerly The Nigeria Police Force, is the principal law enforcement agency in Nigeria. It has a staff strength of about 371,800.

Currently, plans have been instituted to increase the force 650, 000, that is, adding about 280,000 new recruits to the existing 371,800.

The Nigeria Police consists of 36 State commands grouped into 12 zones and 7 administrative organs.

The Nigeria Police is headed by the Inspector General of Police.

The Hierarchy of the Nigeria Police

Below is a highlight of the hierarchical structure of the Nigeria police.

It starts from the least (Police Recruit) to the highest rank (Inspector General).

The Inspector General of Police (IGP)

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) is the highest-ranking officer in the Nigeria Police.

A n IGP is appointed by the president. The president can also sack him. The IGP is usually appointed on a four-year term. He must leave office and the president will appoint another person to replace him at the expiration of his tenure expires – or in the event that he is sacked.

The Salary Scale of the Nigeria Police.

The salary structure of the Nigeria Police ascribes different salaries to the different cadre of the force. In other words, a police officer’s salary is dependent on his or her rank in the Nigerian Police and grade.

Below is a breakdown of the monthly and annual remunerations of the different ranks and grades in the Nigeria Police.


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 (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 Sergeant (Grade 05 (step 10))

Salary per month – N55,973.84

Annual Salary – N671,686.08


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

Salary per month – N55,144.81

Annual Salary – N661,737.72


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

Salary per month – N62,204.88

Annual Salary – N746,458.56


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

Salary per month – N73,231.51

Annual Salary – N878,778.12


6b. Cadet Inspector (Grade 07 (step10))

Salary per month – N87,135.70

Annual Salary – N1,045,628.4


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

Salary per month – N127,604.68

Annual Salary – N1,531,256.16


7b. Assistant Superintendent of Police (Grade 08 (step10))

Salary per month – N144,152.07

Annual Salary – N1,729,824.84


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

Salary per month- N136, 616.06

Annual Salary- N1,639,392.72


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

Salary per month -N156,318.39

Annual Salary – N1,875,820.68


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

Salary per month -N148,733.29

Annual Salary -N1,784,799.48


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

Salary per month -N170,399.69

Annual Salary -N2,044,796.28


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

Salary per month – N161,478.29

Annual Salary -N1,937,739.48


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

Salary per month – N187,616.69

Annual Salary-N2,251400.28


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

Salary per month – N172,089.06

Annual Salary -N2,065,068.72


11b.Chief Of Superintendent Of Police (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 (Grade 14 (step1))

Salary per month – N242,715.65

Annual Salary – N2,912,587.8


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

Salary per month – N278,852.79

Annual Salary -N3,346,233.48


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

Salary per month – N266,777.79

Annual Salary -N3,201,333.48


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

Salary per month- N302,970.47

Annual Salary-N3,635,645.64


15. 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


17. Inspector General Of Police, (IGP)

IGP Salary per month -N711,498

IGP Annual Salary – N8,537,976


The Different 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. is an authoritative car blog in Nigeria. Its objective is to get Nigerians and a wider audience to be more informed about automobiles, the automotive sector and transport infrastructure. Over the years, we have been instrumental in creating immeasurable public awareness about automobiles and their maintenance, safety and traffic laws, amongst others. ...Your mobility, our priority. NK