The first thing Nigerians ask about any job of interest is the salary structure of such job. Now you’ve wished to know how much a Nigerian soldier earns. You are now on the right page to find out such. Here is just it.
The Nigerian Army Salary Structure
General– N1.5 million
Lt. General– N1 million
Major General– N950,000
Brigadier General– N750,000
Lt. Colonel– N350,000
Second Lieutenant– N120,000
Master Warrant Officer earns N90,000
Warrant Officer earns N80,000
Staff Sergeant earns N68,000
Sergeant earns N63,000
Corporal earns N58,000
Lance Corporal earns about N54-55
Private Soldier earns about N48-49,000.
Taking a good look at the salary structure above, you’ll observe that the high rank soldiers are surely earning well. But the salary of those who really carry out tasks is somehow low. As Nigerian army is always described as one of the best in Africa, from their past achievements, they should be compensated with a more attracting and robust salary to aid more commitment.
Also, from the benefits of increasing these salaries is that security will be entrusted more in them. Even reports of soldiers collecting bribes along the highways will reduce.
But if truly you have passion for the job, you wouldn’t mind the salary. Because there are lot of other benefits in being part of the army. At times, they offer money for education, give comprehensive health care, generous vacation time, special pay for special duties, allowances to cover some cost of living and the prestige and respect you will receive from people for being a soldier even after you’ve retired from the profession.
More so, you’ll have the opportunity to visit different places and meet notable people, you feel real brotherhood amongst your fellow soldiers. For each fight or task, you team up with different set of people. Then, you’ll start to enjoy your adulthood.
So, being a Nigerian soldier can be fulfilling, depending on what you are actually looking for.
Question: How Much Does Nigerian Army Earn?
Answer: Check article above
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