Nigerian Army Salary 2021/2022 | Current Salary Structure

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Have you ever wondered how much the Nigerian Army officers are earning? This article contains the current salary structure of the Nigerian Army.

Nigerian Army Salary

The Nigerian Army is the land force of the Nigerian Armed Forces. The Nigerian Army is the largest and most populous component of the Nigerian Military which consists of the Navy, Air force, and Army. The Army is charged with protecting the territory, lands, and territorial borders of Nigeria. While there is curiosity amongst most of us reading this article to know the salary of the Nigerian army, this Article curbs our curiosity by providing a detailed salary structure of members of the Nigerian army.

About the Nigerian Army

The Nigeria Army was originally founded in 1900; therein it was called the Royal West African frontier force (WAFF). However, it was until 1960 when Nigerian became independent that the British Army Council in London relinquished control of the Nigerian military force to the Government of Nigeria, and thereupon the Nigerian military force became known as the Royal Nigerian Army (RNA) before the name was eventually changed to the Nigeria Army.

Members of the Nigerian army are sometimes referred to as soldiers. For you to therefore become a Solider you must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. You must be a Nigerian citizen by birth
  2. You must possess a National identity card
  3. You must be psychologically, physically, and medically fit to serve as a Military officer.
  4. You must possess an O-level certificate or SSCE and must have attained a minimum of 5 credits in your subjects at not more than two sittings for WAEC, GCE, or NECO.
  5. You must be up to the age of 18 at the time of applying.
  6. You must be free of any criminal conviction.
  7. You must not be less than 1.65 meters tall for men, and 1.56 meters tall for women.
  8. You are required to acquire the Nigerian army recruitment form, fill the form, complete all application requirements, and submit it.
  9. You must attend the zonal screening exercise at the designated zonal center in your state.

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Upon the fulfillment of these requirements, you may thereupon be recruited into the Nigerian Army, and only then will you be eligible to earn a monthly salary for being a soldier or professional of the Nigerian army.

Different Ranks of the Nigerian Army

Commissioned Officers

  1. Field Marshal (5 Star General and the highest rank In the Nigerian Army)
  2. General (4 Star General)
  3. Lieutenant General (3 Star General)
  4. Major General (2 Star General)
  5. Brigadier General (1 Star General)
  6. Colonel
  7. Lieutenant Colonel
  8. Major
  9. Captain
  10. Lieutenant
  11. Second Lieutenant

Non Commissioned Officers

  1. Warrant Officer Class I
  2. Warrant Officer Class II
  3. Staff Sergeant
  4. Sergeant
  5. Corporal
  6. Lance-Corporal
  7. Private
  8. Recruit

Nigerian Army Salary Structure

Nigerian Army Salary Structure for Commissioned Officers

Let’s start from the commission officers of the Nigerian army first before we moved to the salary structure of the non commission officers. Please note that the set of officers pass through the Nigeria defense academy before they where commission.

Ranks Salary
Second Lieutenant- N120,000
Lieutenant N180,000
Captain N220,000
Major N300,000
Lt. Colonel N350,000
Colonel N550,000
Brigadier General N750,000
Major General N950,000
Lt. General N1 million
General N1.5 million

Nigerian Army Salary Structure for Noncommissioned Officer

Below we have successfully listed the the salary structure for noncommissioned officer of the Nigeria Army, carefully go through the Nigerian Army Salary Structure and Ranks belowAll has been presented in a tabular form so that you won’t be confused

Ranks Salary
Corporal N58,000
Sergeant N63,000
Staff Sergeant N68,000
Warrant Officer N80,000
Master Warrant Officer N90,000

Importan fact you need to know about the Nigerian army

  • They are the largest land force in terms of total number in Africa
  • They have participate in numerous peace keeping operation than any other African country.
  • They have participate in peace keeping operation in almost all the continent including Asia, Middle East.
  • The peace and stability countries like Liberia Enjoy today can be attributed to the sacrifices of the Nigerian army

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