Until the year 1958, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) was part of Nigeria police known as Immigration Department.
A legal backing was given to Immigration Department in the year 1963 by an act of parliament cap 171 laws of federation Nigeria.
By the year 1991, through some governmental reforms, the service changed from Immigration Department to Nigeria Immigration Service, thereby changing the title of its head from Director Immigration to Comptroller General Immigration.
The service among other things is charged with the mandate of migration management in Nigeria.
Nigeria Immigration Service has commands in all states of federation as well as eight zonal headquarters which oversees the affairs of states in their jurisdiction.
The paramilitary agency has training schools spread across the country where men and officers of the service are trained and retrained.
One of the popular Immigration schools in the country is the Nigeria Immigration Training school Kano.The paramilitary agency is under the supervision of Federal Ministry of Interior.
The service is headed by Comptroller General (CG) who is appointed by the President.
Just like military and paramilitary agencies, Nigeria Immigration Service is made up of junior and senior staff and are regarded as men and officers of Nigeria immigration service respectively.
The service shares same board with Civil Defence, Fire Service and Nigeria Correctional Service.Nigeria immigration service is one of most respected and prestigious paramilitary agencies in Nigeria.
As graduate with university degree joining the service, you will be paced on level 8. HND holders are placed on level 7. OND degree holders are placed on level 6 while o’level holders are placed on level 3.
In this article, Nigerian Informer will be providing the zonal formations, training institutions, salary and rank structure in Nigeria immigration service.
This information will benefit potential men and officers of the service while contributing to the general knowledge of patriotic Nigerians and public.
Zonal Formations Of Nigeria Immigration Service
The Nigeria Immigration Service has eight (8) zonal headquarters spread across Nigeria. These zonal headquarters oversee the activities of state commands under its jurisdiction.
Each of the zonal headquarters is headed by an Assistant Comptroller General (ACG). Below are the Zonal headquarters and their addresses :
Zone A Lagos
PWD Bus Stop, former Passport Office, Ikeja
Zone B Kaduna
Fed. Secretariat, Ahmadu Bello Way Kaduna
Zone C Bauchi
Customs House, Yelwa Bauchi
Zone D Minna
Niger State Secretariat, Minna
Zone E Owerri
Owerri Customs House, Onitsha Road Owerri
Zone F Ibadan
Customs Building, Bodija Ibadan
Zone G Benin
City Ikpoba Hill by Command Hqters, Benin City
Zone H markurdi
6, Kashim Ibrahim Road, Command Hqters Makurdi
Nigeria Immigration Service Training Schools
The service has training schools spread across the nation. Currently, the paramilitary agency has four (4) training schools located in four states of federation.
Below are the training institutions and its addresses:
Immigration Training School, Ahoada
Ahoada Town, Rivers State
Immigration Training School, Kano
Training School, Kano Airport Road, Sabongari Kano
Immigration Training School, Orlu
Umo-owa Orlu, imo state
Command & Staff College, Sokoto
Old Airport, Sokoto
Ranks In Nigeria Immigration Service
Ranks in Nigeria Immigration Service is similar to that of its sister agencies, Civil Defence and Correctional Service. Below are the ranks in the service starting from highest to the lowest rank:
- Comptroller General Immigration (CGI)
- Deputy Comptroller General (DCG)
- Assistant Comptroller General (ACG)
- Comptroller Immigration (CI)
- Deputy Comptroller Immigration (DCI)
- Assistant Comptroller Immigration (ACI)
- Chief Superintendent Immigration (CSI)
- Superintendent Immigration (SI)
- Deputy Superintendent Immigration (DSI)
- Assistant Superintendent Immigration I(ASI)
- Assistant Superintendent Immigration II(ASI)
- Senior Inspector Immigration (SII)
- Assistant Inspector Immigration (AII)
- Immigration Assistant
Salary Structure Of Nigeria Immigration Service
Salary of staff of Nigeria Immigration Service is under Consolidated Paramilitary Salary Structure CONPASS. This is salary structure shared by all paramilitary agencies in Nigeria.
Degree holders join the service as Assistant Superintendent Immigration II earns between N1, 620,000 – N1, 800,000 per annum.
O’level holders join the service as immigration Assistant and earn between N450, 000 – N550, 000 per annum.
OND degree holders join the service as Assistant Inspector Immigration and earns between N700,000 – N800, 000.
Officers in the rank between Comptroller Immigration to Comptroller General earn between N2,250, 000 – N3,000,000 annually.
It is also important to note that recruitment into the service comes bi annually. Application for positions into the service is absolutely free.
Interested applicants should regularly check the official website of Nigeria Immigration Service or website of Federal Ministry of Interior.