Civil Defence, NSCDC Ranks and Salary Structure [Updated]

NSCDC Ranks and Salary Structure [Updated] | Civil Defence Salary Structure and Ranks. In this article, i will reveal Civil Defence Salary 2023, Latest NSCDC Salary Payment Scale And All The Information You Need About NSCDC.

NSCDC Ranks and Salary Structure

About the NSCDC

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) is a paramilitary agency, and it is empowered by lay Act No they amended 2 of 2003 and the Act on the 4ht of June 2007.

They established the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps during the Obasanjo civilian regime to provide required safety measures against any form of disaster, attack, or threat against the citizens of Nigeria.

They, too, have received guns, just like the other members of the armed forces.

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About the Ranking

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps also have ranks like that of the Nigerian military and the police. They too have chains of command.

The lowest rank is that of the Assistant Cadet, while the highest rank is that of the Commandant General.

However, they have both commissioned and the lowest rank is that of the Assistant Cadet, while the highest rank is that of the Commandant General.

Also, they have both commissioned and non-commissioned officers. They have both the Cadre and the Superintendent Cadre.

The salary structure of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps is based on the level of the ranking.

Also, the individual officer, just as it gets in virtually all military and paramilitary organisations in Nigeria.

The salary is also based on the certificate with which the individual is the salary is also based on the certificate with which they give the individual an appointment.

1. If the individual is a graduate, they placed him at Level 8.

2. They placed an HND holder on Level 7.

3. If the individual is a medical doctor, they place him on level 12.

4. They place a lawyer at level 9.

5. A master’s degree holder is placed at level 9.

If you are looking for information on how the Nigerian Civil Defence rank its officers, this post should be valuable to you.

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Rank Structure

Note that the highest ranking officer in the Nigerian Civil Defence Corp is the Commandant General while the lowest ranking officer is the Assistant Cadre. Below is the hierarchical structure of ranks in the NSCDC from the lowest to the highest rank with their various levels below:

  • Assistant Cadre- Level 3 to 5 (The lowest ranking officer in the NSCDC)
  • Inspectorate Cadre- Level 6 to 12
  • Assistant Superintendent Cadre II (ASC) Level 8
  • Assistant Superintendent Cadre I (ASC)Level 9
  • Deputy Superintendent Cadre (DSC) Level 10
  • Superintendent Cadre (SC) Level 11
  • Chief Superintendent Cadre (CSC) Level 12
  • Assistant Commander (AC) Level 13
  • Deputy Commander (DC) Level 14
  • Chief Commander (CC) Level 15
  • Assistant Commandant General (ACG) Level 16
  • Deputy Commandant General (DCG) Level 17
  • Commandant General CG (The highest rank in the NSCDC) Level 18

New Salary Structure of the NSCDC: How Much an Officer in the Civil defence is paid

The new full salary scale as salary level in NSCDC after this minimum wage increase depends on your rank and promotions.

As set up by the Consolidated Paramilitary Salary Structure (CONPASS), the Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps salary structure as earlier said is dependent on the ranks and level of the personnel. Below is the salary structure of the Nigerian Civil Defence Corps per annum from highest rank to the lowest ranking officer:

  • Assistant Commandant General: ₦2,272,288 – ₦2,464,560.
  • Chief Commander: ₦1,759,921 – ₦1,966,281.
  • Deputy Commander: ₦1,619,447 – ₦1,825,589.
  • Assistant Commander: ₦1,225,584 – ₦1,405,449.
  • Chief Superintendent Cadre II: ₦1,158,172 – ₦1,325,234.
  • Superintendent Cadre II: ₦1,094,027 – From ₦1,252,038.
  • Deputy Superintendent Cadre II: ₦1,012,562 – ₦1,143,539.
  • Assistant Superintendent Cadre I: ₦939,310 – ₦1,056,416.
  • Assistant Superintendent Cadre: ₦858,956 – ₦986,991.
  • Inspectorate Cadre: ₦483,014 – ₦567,065.
  • Assistant Inspectorate Cadre: ₦357,385 – ₦411,454.
  • Assistant Cadre: ₦296,506 – ₦374,259.

As earlier said, they are structured just like the Nigerian police and the military. There is no special salary structure for graduates. Recruitment into NSCDC in Nigeria is competitive.

An officer with NSCDC on level 8 step 1 (Assistant Superintendent Cadre) yearly salary ranges from ₦939,310 – ₦1,056,416, while for Inspectorate Cadre on level 7 is around ₦483,014 – ₦567,065 per annum.

If you know other NSCDC new salary structure figures after the new minimum wage increase, please let us know using the comment section below.

Just recently in May 2018, President Buhari increased the Nigerian Police Salary Structure so as to encourage them in the fight against crime, kidnapping, armed robbery and other security challenges in the country.

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We are yet to see whether this increment will affect the salary of civil defence corp officers too and other paramilitary agencies in the country especially now that the president has increased the minimum wage from N18,000 to N30,000.

Main Functions Of The Civil Defence Corps in Nigeria (NSCDC)

  • They assist in maintaining peace and order, protecting lives and property among the civil population during emergencies.
  • Aside supervising and monitoring activities of security companies, they also inspect training facilities of private guard companies to meet the standard set up for security purposes.
  • Its the duty of the NSCDC to maintain 24-hour surveillance over oil pipes, infrastructures, and high risk sites for all levels of government (Federal, State & Local Government).
  • They are vested with the power to search and seize suspected vandalized materials from any organization, suspected illegal dealers various sectors or any other public infrastructure.
  • The Nigerian Civil Defence Corp can arrest, detain and investigate with or without a warrant any person who is reasonably suspected to have committed an offense under the criminal act in accordance with the provisions of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  • The corp is also vested with the power to monitor without bias the activities of trade associations and religious bodies.
  • Providing warning signals to the civil population in terms of imminent threat or danger.
  • Help to evacuate and provide shelter for civilian population from danger prone areas.

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FAQ on Civil Defence

These are the question people ask about them and here are some answers for you.

Ques: What is a civil Defence job?

Carry our rescue missions and maintain control in high-risk circumstances. During any period of emergency, assist in the provision of emergency medical services, especially first aid.

Identify and demarcate any potentially dangerous areas. Assist the federal and state fire departments in their firefighting efforts.

Ques: How long does Civil Defence training last?

The training will take up to 2 weeks. The aim of the training is to educate the newly recruited officers on self-defence and also have an in-depth knowledge of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

Ques: How much is NSCDC salary per month?

Based on these grade levels, the salary of an officer with NSCDC on level 8 step 1 (Assistant Superintendent Cadre).

However, is estimated at N115000 per month while for the Inspectorate Cadre on level 7, they estimated the salary at N69000 per month.

Ques: Who handles Civil Defence?

Structure of Civil Defence administration in the country

At the national level, the Director-General, Civil Defence under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) formulates Civil Defence policies and for coordination.

Ques: What are the requirement for Civil Defence?

The civil Defence recruitment portal is or cdfipb. careers. However, the civil defence application portal website will be open as soon as they announced the recruitment to begin officially.

Civil Defence Recruitment Requirements 2023.

Height (Male) 1.68m
Age 18-30
Academic Requirement B.Sc, HND or OND, WASSCE

More FAQ and Answer

Ques: How can I check my Civil Defence shortlisted candidate?

Visit the official Civil Defence shortlisted portal via Now you can check your application status in two ways.

You can either click on Check Application Status by Email or Check Application Status by Mobile Number.

Ques: How do I update my Civil Defence profile?

How to Update NSCDC Profile on Cdfipb. careers.

1. Step 1 – Log onto the NSCDC Recruitment Portal >>

2. Step 2 – Enter your Email address in the first column, and your Unique application number in the second column.

3. Step 3 – sign in and you will view your profile.

4. Relevant Links:

Ques: What are civil forces?

[often NOUN] uncountable noun The organisation and training of regular citizens in a country so that they can assist the military forces. 

Also, with the medical services, or police force, for example, if the country is attacked by an enemy, is known as civil defence.

Ques: How do I apply for NSCDC?

How To Apply for Civil Defence Recruitment 2023/2023

1. Go to NSCDC recruitment portal at

2. Find all accessible jobs and choose the one you want to apply for.

3. Fill out the online application form accurately, review it and submit it. Then follow all the instructions at the portal for additional clarifications.

Ques: What is the age limit for FRSC recruitment?

FRSC Recruitment 2023 Requirements

Not be less than 18 years or over 30 years old in 2018 (we will consider 35 years for medical Doctors) Be single

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