Wearing the Nigerian Army uniform can command respect and power but are the Nigerian soldiers paid as much most people think? This article reveals the Nigerian army salary structure and how much the different ranks in the Nigerian army are paid monthly. But not only that, it also goes to show how much the they are being paid to defend the country.
The Nigerian Army’s basic function is to safeguard the nation against any sort of external aggression, support the interest of its citizens and country and it is known to be the largest in West Africa, however according to a report on globalsecurity.org most of the soldiers can perform a little more than the basic defensive operations.
Talking about the salary packages of the army, it is classified into Non-Commissioned and Commissioned. There are seven ranks under the non commissioned classification and ten ranks under the commissioned classification.
Find the Nigerian Army Salary Structure Below:
Nigerian Army Salary (Non-Commissioned Officers)
Private Soldier – N48,000 – N49,000
Lance Corporal – N54,000 – N55,000
Corporal – N58,000
Sergeant – N63,000
Staff Sergeant – N68,000
Warrant Officer – N80,000
Master Warrant Officer – N90,000
Nigerian Army Salary (Commissioned Officers)
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