The Nigeria Prison Service ranks and salary has been much of debate for some time. Although, the new salary scale of Nigeria custom officers was increased some years ago along side the salaries for public servants by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2007.
The Nigerian Prisons Service is a government agency of Nigeria which operates prisons. The agency is headquartered in Abuja, and it is under the supervision of the Ministry of the Interior and the Civil Defence Immigration and Prisons Board.
The new salary structure for Para-military personnel is known as the Consolidated Para-military Salary Structure (CONPASS), which sees an increase in basic salary and allowances for Nigerian Prison officers and all Para-military organizations. This is different from the Nigerian army salary, Air force and the Navy.
Nigeria Prison Service Salary Structure.
1). The average salary of Nigerian customs service workers – N800,000-N1,000,000 annually (N50,000 monthly).
2). The highest salary is received by the Controller-General of Prison Service, the second highest goes to the Deputy Controller Generals, and Assistant Generals.
4). It was stated that salary grade level 07 is automatically moved to salary grade level 08, so this means that Nigeria prison officers salaries are growing.
IMPORTANT: The highest Nigerian prison service rank which is the Command Controller of Prison service is the highest paid staff, followed by the Deputy Comptroller Generals, the Assistant Comptroller Generals, in that order. Salaries is paid according to qualifications and ranks as graduates with B.Sc should earn more than an member of staff with O’level certificate.
Apart from the salaries received by the men and officers of the Nigeria Customs Service, there is also the practice of collecting illegal monies from individuals importing certain items into Nigeria. This practice has since been deemed illegal and guilty officers should be reported to the appropriate authorities.
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