Nigeria Civil Defence Salary For Graduates (2024)

The Nigerian Civil defence salary for graduates is one one of the most sought after information on the internet especially when the NSCDC starts their recruitment exercise. It is not surprising to see the corp as a prestigious paramilitary organisation for service to one’s country.


Before we provide answers to the question on how much is a graduate salary in nigeria civil defence, lets look at the NSCDC and their primary functions.

What is NSCDC and their primary function

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was established in 1967 and just like the Nigerian Police, is a paramilitary organ under the Nigerian government whose primary function is to protect the citizens from any sort of internal threat, dangerous attacks. The Civil defence officers salary is based on CONPASS and they are permitted to carry weapons.

Just like the army and other armed forces, their are ranks in the Nigerian Civil Defence which shows the hierarchy of its officers from the highest rank to the lowest.

Also, salary in the NSCDC as a graduate is different from a non-graduate and it is paid based on levels and rank.

Official Ranks of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps

Below are the ranks of officers in the corp:

Level 18. Commandant General (CG the highest rank in NSCDC)

Lvl 17. Deputy Commandant General (DCG).

Lvl 16. Assistant Commandant General (ACG).

Lvl 15. Chief Commander (CC).

Lvl 14. Deputy Commander (DC).

Lvl 13. Assistant Commander (AC).

Lvl 12. Chief Superintendent Cadre (CSC).

Lvl 11. Superintendent Cadre (SC).

Lvl 10. Deputy Superintendent Cadre (DSC).

Lvl 9. Assist. Superintendent Cadre I (ASC I).

Lvl 8. Assist. Superintendent Cadre II (ASC II).

Levels 6 through 12. Inspectorate Cadre (CIC, DCIC, ACIC, PIC, SIC, IC, AIC).

Levels 2 through 5. Assistant Cadre (CAI, CAII, CAIII).

What Rank Will A Graduate Get In The Corp with

If you a graduate from a university in Nigeria with your, your rank will start as an Assistant Superintendent Cadre from Level 8.

If you graduated with a Higher National Diploma, you start at Level 7. Master’s Degree holders most especially lawyers start from Level 9.

Only graduates of medicine (medical doctors) rank starts with Chief Superintendent Cadre on Level 12.

How much do Civil Defence officers earn as salary for a graduate?

The salary that a graduate will earn per month depends on the rank. A Level 8 Assist. Superintendent Cadre salary is about ₦121,000 monthly while a Level 7 Inspectorate Cadre receives about ₦69,000 per month.

Recruitment into the NSCDC (civil defence) is not on as of writing this post. Although they put up such announcement on their official website at

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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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