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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) is a para-military agency of the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that is commissioned to provide measures against threat and any form of attack or disaster against the nation and its citizenry.
It was first introduced in May 1967 during the Nigerian Civil War within the then Federal Capital Territory of Lagos for the purpose of sensitization and protection of the civil populace on enemy attacks and how to save themselves from danger, air raids, bomb attacks, identify bombs and how to dive into trenches during a bomb blast.
The focus of this article is to help readers have an insight into the ranks and salary structure of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) especially for those interested in working with them.
Ranks and Salary Structure
The Nigerian Civil Defence has the same Salary Structure as Military Forces and Police in Nigeria because they all have a similar chain of command.
The salary structure of the NSCDC officers is based on the certificate/qualification one holds. For instance, HND Holders are placed on Level 7; Degree Holders are placed on Level 8, while Masters Holders are placed on Level 9. So you see the higher your level of education, the higher your rank. This is part of the reasons why education is very important.
Since the Civil Defence Corp is a paramilitary structure, the salary is determined by the Consolidated Paramilitary Salary Structure (CONPASS).
The table below shows the ranks, levels and annual basic salaries of civil servants in Nigeria from the lowest to the highest.
|Level||Rank||Annual Basic Salary|
|3-5||Assistant Cadre||₦296,506 – ₦374,259|
|6||Assistant Inspectorate Cadre||₦357,385 – ₦411,454|
|7||Inspectorate Cadre||₦483,014 – ₦567,065|
|8||Assistant Superintendent Cadre II||₦858,956 – ₦986,991|
|9||Assistant Superintendent Cadre I||₦939,310 – ₦1,056,416|
|10||Deputy Superintendent Cadre II||₦1,012,562 – ₦1,143,539|
|11||Superintendent Cadre II||₦1,094,027 – ₦1,252,038|
|12||Chief Superintendent Cadre II||₦1,158,172 – ₦1,325,234|
|13||Assistant Commander||₦1,225,584 – ₦1,405,449|
|14||Deputy Commander||₦1,619,447 – ₦1,825,589|
|15||Chief Commander||₦1,759,921 – ₦1,966,281|
|16||Assistant Commandant General||₦2,272,288 – ₦2,464,560|
Presently, there is no job opening in the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) but you will be notified as soon as there’s ongoing recruitment as they usually make an announcement when there is an opening for people to apply. You can subscribe HERE to get a notification as soon as there is an opening.
Note that the salary structure above is based on the ranking of the officers and it is the annual basic salaries. The benefits and allowances are not included.
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