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Immigration Salary: Salary Structure Of Nigeria Immigration Service

Salary Structure Of Nigeria Immigration Service

Are you interested in Nigeria Immigration Service jobs and you are curious about their salary and pay structure? Look no further, you are in the right place. In this post, we will be taking a look at the salary structure of the Nigeria Immigration Service. 

What is the Nigeria Immigration Service All About?

This is the government organization in charge of overseeing migration in the nation. The Origin of this government agency can be traced to the Nigeria Police Force as it was previously an arm of the Nigeria police force.

In 1958, the service was granted independence. The Chief Federal Immigration Officer served as its head at the time, and the organization was known as the Immigration Department (CFIO).

Under an Act of Parliament, Cap I71, the Immigration Department was formally founded in 1963. At this time, the Department was governed and overseen by the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the Head of the Department was now known as the Director of Immigration (FMIA).

By 1992, the Immigration Department had undergone a restructuring that resulted in the Director of Immigration’s title being renamed to Comptroller General of Immigration Service. 

This came as a result of the restructure, which turned the NIS into a paramilitary group. The current goal of the Nigeria Immigration Service is to develop into a cutting-edge, effective, and efficient immigration service with highly motivated personnel. The agency’s goals also include enhancing Nigeria’s security and prosperity through proactive, efficient, and effective border security and migration management.

Knowledge of the different sections of the agency will guide you to see where you can perfectly fit in the paramilitary agency. The Nigeria Immigration Service is divided into 6 key directorates which are:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Planning, Research & Statistics
  • Works & Procurement
  • Finance & Accounts Directorate
  • Investigation, Inspectorate & Enforcement Directorate
  • Operations & Passports

Just like other paramilitary agencies, salary is based on ranks. Now let’s take a look at the ranks at the Nigeria Immigration Service. They are: 

  • Comptroller General Immigration Service (CGIS)
  • Assistant Comptrollers General (ACGI)
  • Assistant Comptrollers (AC)
  • Superintendent of Immigration
  • Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (ASI)
  • Senior Inspector of Immigration (SII)
  • Assistant Inspector of Immigration (AII)
  • Immigration Assistant (IA)
  • Passport Officers

Comptroller General Immigration Service (CGIS) is the highest rank in the Nigerian immigration service. The Comptroller General of Immigration Service earns above 3 million Naira annually as salary excluding other benefits. 

Assistant Comptrollers General (ACGI) earns between 250,000 Naira to 300, 000 Naira monthly

Assistant Comptrollers (AC) earn between 220,000 Naira to 280,000 Naira monthly

A superintendent earns between 200,000 Naira to 230,000 Naira as a salary

An assistant Superintendent (ASI) earns between 150,000 Naira to 200,000 Naira per month

A senior Inspector (SII) earns between 137,000 Naira to 170,000 Naira monthly

Assistant Inspector (AII) earns between 130,000 Naira to 158,000 Naira depending on the level 

An Immigration Assistant (IA) earns 37,000 Naira per month

Passport Officer who is the least rank earn 30,000 Naira monthly

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