Nigerian Army Salaries Structure Updated

This article is aimed at showing the Nigerian Army salary structure for suitable and qualified candidates interested in joining the Nigerian Army.

About the Nigerian Army

The Royal West African Frontier Force which is now called the Nigerian Army was founded in 1990, since its inception, they were trained by the British and also helped them to fight World War 2, the Nigerian Armed Forces and the largest among the armed forces. Major formations include the 1st Division, the 2nd Division, the 3rd Armoured Division, 81st Division, 82nd Division, and newly formed 7th Division.

The functions of the Nigerian armed forces include the following:

  • Defending the country (Nigeria) from external aggression;
  • Help in Maintaining its territorial integrity and securing its borders from violation on land, sea, or air;
  • Suppress insurrection and act in aid of civil authorities to restore order when called upon to do so by the President but subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by an Act of the National Assembly and
  • Perform such other functions as may be prescribed by an act of the National Assembly.

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The commissioned officers for the Nigerian Army are as follows and their salary structure:

  1. Field Marshal.
  2. General.
  3. Lieutenant General.
  4. Major General.
  5. Brigadier General.
  6. Colonel.
  7. Lieutenant Colonel.
  8. Major.
  9. Captain.
  10. First Lieutenant.
  11. Second Lieutenant.


1 Field Marshal Yet to be attained
2 General                   1,500.00
3 Lieutenant General           1,000,000.00
4 Major General              950,000.00
5 Brigadier General              750,000.00
6 Colonel              550,000.00
7 Lieutenant Colonel              350,000.00
8 Major              300,000.00
9 Captain              220,000.00
10 Lieutenant              180,000.00
11 Second Lieutenant              120,000.00

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There are eight ranks of the non-commissioned officers in the Nigerian Army and below is their salary structure

  1. Master Warrant Officer
  2. Warrant Officer
  3. Staff Sergeant
  4. Sergeant
  5. Corporal
  6. Lance Corporal
  7. Private
  8. Recruit


1 Warrant Officer Class N90,000
2 Warrant Officer Class N80,000
3 Staff Sergeant N68,000
4 Sergeant N63,000
5 Corporal N58,000
6 Lance – corporal N55,000
7 Private N49,000
8 Recruit N/A

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