Nigerian Army Salary Structure and How Much They Pay Soldiers
Most Nigerians think Soldiers are being paid a huge sum of money as a monthly salary, while some believe that when a solider leaves His/Her Family at Home to go to the War front and Fight for the Country, the Salary they Earn is actually worth the Sacrifice they make but it’s not true.
However, the good thing about Nigerian Soldiers and the Military is that they are doing a good job and they also sacrifice a lot. Because coming out to actually Fight/Protect your Country and sometimes Die in the Process is not just easy.
Certainly, the Nigerian Army (NA) is the largest component of the Nigerian Armed Forces and is responsible for land warfare operations. To clarify, it is governed by the Nigerian Army Council (NAC). In addition, it bears the brunt of the nation’s security challenges, notably the Boko Haram insurgency.
It’s also important you know that the Nigerian Army can also work as a subculture in Nigeria. To clarify, this means that the military has infrastructures like Schools, Banks, Different utilities, Food production as well as Health and medical services.
The Nigerian Army (NA) Salary Structure
Nigerian Army Salary Structure for Non-Commissioned Officers
Private Soldier – N48-49,000
Lance Corporal – N54-55,000
Corporal – N58,000
Sergeant – N63,000
Staff Sergeant – N68,000
Warrant Officer – N80,000
Master Warrant Officer – N90,000
Nigerian Army Salary Structure for 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.
The Nigerian Military Forces Abroad
Firstly, in December 1983, the new régime of the Head of State of Nigeria, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, announced that Nigeria could no longer afford an activist anti-colonial role in Africa. Also, Anglophone members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) established ECOMOG, dominated by the Nigerian Army, in 1990 to intervene in the civil war in Liberia. Smaller army forces had previously carried out UN and ECOWAS deployments in the former Yugoslavia, Angola, Rwanda, Somalia, and Sierra Leone.
Further, the anti-colonial policy statement did not deter Nigeria under Generals Ibrahim Babangida in 1990 and Sani Abacha in 1997 from sending peacekeeping troops as part of ECOMOG under the auspices of ECOWAS into Liberia and later into Sierra Leone when civil wars broke out in those countries. Most importantly, President Olusegun Obasanjo in August 2003 committed Nigerian troops once again to Liberia, at the urging of the United States, to provide an interim presence until the UN’s force UNMIL arrived. Also, Charles Taylor was subsequently eased out of power and exiled to Nigeria.
Meanwhile, in October 2004, Nigerian troops deployed into Darfur, Sudan to spearhead an African Union force to protect civilians there.
To sum up, in January 2013, Nigeria began to deploy troops to Mali as part of the African-led International Support Mission to Mali.
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