Salary & Rank Structure In Nigeria Immigration Service

Salary of Immigration Officers in Nigeria

Until the year 1958, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) was part of Nigeria police known as Immigration Department.

ranks and salary of NIS

Salaries and how much Immigration officers in Nigeria are paid is the major purpose of this article among other things.

Readers will by the end of this post know what are the ranks in Nigeria Immigration Service and the accurate salary of immigration officers in Nigeria.

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.

The above is ranks according to education qualifications in Nigeria Immigration Service.

In this article, we will be providing the zonal formations, training institutions of Nigeria Immigration Service.

Also, we will review salary of Nigeria immigration service officers.

This will make it possible to find salary of different ranks in Immigration Service in Nigeria.

This information will benefit potential men and officers of the service while contributing to the general knowledge of patriotic Nigerians and public.

Nigeria Immigration Salary is in tune and par with its sister paramilitary agencies.

Nigeria Immigration Service Zonal Formations 

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

Nigeria Immigration Service Ranks 

Ranks in Nigeria Immigration Service is similar to that of its sister agencies, Civil Defence and Correctional Service.

Below are the ranks in Nigeria Immigration 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

Nigeria Immigration Service Salary Structure 

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.

The salary figures for Nigeria Immigration Service officers here is their yearly salaries and earnings.

Below is ranks and salaries of immigration officers in Nigeria.

Degree holders join the service as Assistant Superintendent Immigration II earns between N1, 620,000 – N1, 800,000 per annum.

This is salary of Assistant Supritendent II in Nigeria Immigration Service.

This is how much graduates who join Immigration in Nigeria are paid.

O’level holders join the service as immigration Assistant and earn between N450, 000 – N550, 000 per annum.

This salary is for Immigration Assistants in Nigeria.

This is the salary for Nigeria Immigration recruits who are most junior officers.

OND degree holders join the service as Assistant Inspector Immigration and earns between N700,000 – N800, 000.

This is the salary of Assistant Inspector in Nigeria Immigration Service.

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.

It is also worthy to note that Nigeria Immigration Service is one of the most competitive paramilitary agencies to secure appointment with in Nigeria.


The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.


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  1. Please I want to join the Nigerian immigration services but I don’t know when the form will be out

    1. Stick to credible news sources like newspapers and TV you will know when its out

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