Saturday, 22 September 2018

Nigerian Army: Salary Structure,History,Engagements,Divisions,Motto,Insignia,Uniforms,Epaulette,Description and Ranks of NA.



This article is for civilians who want to join the Nigerian Army,it is a summarized but highly important article for future soldiers that will want to join the Nigerian Army.

This article contains important details about the Nigerian Army,its salary structure,history,engagements,military divisions,motto,insignia,uniforms,epaulette,description and Ranks of the Nigerian Army
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Nigerian Army:Salary Structure,History,Engagements,Divisions,Motto,Insignia,Uniforms,Epaulette,Description And Ranks of NA.


Also future soldiers should read this article in case they are asked about Nigerian military ranks during military exams or screening exercises for recruitment. 


Brief History Of The Nigerian Army
  • The Nigerian Army was Founded in 1960 and has a size of about 100,000 according to Wikipedia.
  • Its Headquarters is located in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • Its Motto(s) is "Victory is from God alone".

The Nigerian Army Military Engagements

The Nigerian Army has engaged in a number of conflicts including;
  • The Congo Crisis
  • Nigerian Civil War
  • First Liberian Civil War
  • Sierra Leone Civil War
  • Conflict in the Niger Delta

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  • Northern Mali War
  • And of recent the Invasion of the Gambia.

Recommended: Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Admission into 69th Regular Course 2017

 The Nigeria website  http://army.mil.ng/

The Nigerian Army Divisions Across The Country

The Nigerian army has the following divisions scattered across Nigeria.

  • 1st Division, headquartered in Kaduna
  • 2nd Division (HQ Ibadan
  • 3rd Armoured Division HQ is Jos
  • 81st Division (Amphibious) HQ in Lagos,
  • 82nd Division (Airborne and Amphibious) HQ in Enugu
  • 7th Infantry Division (JTF-RO) HQ in Maiduguri
  • 6 Division HQ Port Harcourt
  • 8 Division HQ Sokoto
  • TRADOC (Training and Doctrine Command) HQ Minna.


Nigerian Army Rank Structure
 Non commissioned Soldiers

  • Private First Class
  • Corporal
  • Sergeant
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  • Staff Sergeant
  • Sergeant First Class
  • Master Sergeant


Nigerian Army Commissioned Officers
  • Second Lieutenant
  • First Lieutenant
  • Captain
  • Major
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • Colonel
  • Brigadier
  • Major General
  • Lieutenant General
  • General
  • General of the Army



Salary Structure Of Ranks In The Nigerian Army

Salary of Non commissioned Soldiers in Nigerian Army

  • 1.Private First Class: A private in the Nigerian Army earns N49,000 approximately about $152 Dollars Monthly

  • 2.Lance Corporal: A Lance Corporal in the Nigerian army earns about N55,000, approximately about $175 dollars Monthly

  • 3.Corporal: A Corporal in the Nigerian Army earns N58,000,approximately $182 Dollars Monthly

  • 4.Sergeant : A sergeant in the Nigerian Army earns N63,000 approximately $195 Monthly
  • 5.Staff Sergeant : A staff sergeant in the Nigerian Army earns N68,000 approximately $213 Monthly

  • 6.Warrant Officer: A warrant Officer in the Nigerian Army earns N80,000,approximately $250 Monthly

  • 7.Master Warrant Officer: A Master Warrant officer which is the highest rank for non commissioned soldiers earn N90,000 approximately $282 dollars monthly.


Nigerian soldiers fighting on official outside duties in Borno Maiduguri earn about N49,000 to N50,000 approximately $156 Dollars monthly plus N500 daily feeding allowance approximately $1.5 Dollars.

Salary of Commissioned Officers Of The Nigerian Army

  • 2nd Lieutenant: A 2nd Lieutenant is a commissioned officer freshly discharged from the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA),he or she earns N120,000 approximately $375 Monthly.

  • Lieutenant: A lieutenant in the Nigerian Army earns N180,000 approximately $552 Dollars monthly.

  • Captain: A Captain in the Nigerian Army earns N220,000 approximately $687 Dollars monthly.
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  • Major: A Major in the Nigerian Army earns N300,000 approximately $937 dollars monthly.

  • Lieutenant Colonel : A Lieutenant Colonel in the Nigerian Army earns N350,000 approximately $1093 dollars monthly.

  • Colonel: A colonel in the Nigerian Army earns N550,000,approximately $1718 dollars monthly.

  • Brigadier General: A Brigadier General in the Nigerian Army earnsN750,000,approximately $2,343 dollars monthly.

  • Major General: A Major General in the Nigerian army earns N950,000,approximately $2968 dollars monthly.
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  • Lieutenant General: A Lieutenant General in the Nigerian Army earns N1000000 million naira,approximately $3125 monthly.

  • General : A General in the Nigerian Army earns an official sum of N1.5 Million naira,approximately $4625 dollars monthly


Uniform, Epaulette,Insigna,Rank Descriptions Of Non Commissioned Soldiers Of The Nigerian Army.

  • Nigerian Army Rank: Private 
  • Rank/Insigna Description: Empty


  • Nigerian Army Rank: Lance Corporal / Private Class I
  • Rank/Insigna Description: One V rope at the arm of soldier


  • Nigerian Army Rank:Corporal
  • Rank/Insigna Description: Two V ropes at the arm of soldier

  • Nigerian Army Rank: Sergeant
  • Rank/Insigna Description: Three V ropes at the arm of soldier


  • Nigerian Army Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Rank/Insigna Description: Three V ropes and an Eagle on top
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  • Nigerian Army Rank: Sergeant First Class
  • Rank/Insigna Description: Eagle surrounded by two olive branches

  • Nigerian Army Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Rank/Insigna Description: Nigerian National Coat Of Arms

Uniform, Epaulette,Insigna, Rank Descriptions Of Commissioned Soldiers Of The Nigerian Army

  • Nigerian Army Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Rank/Insigna Description: One Star

  • Nigerian Army Rank: Lieutenant
  • Rank/Insigna Description: Two Stars

  • Nigerian Army Rank: Captain
  • Rank/Insigna Description: Three stars

  • Nigerian Army Rank: Major
  • Rank/Insigna Description:One Eagle

  • Nigerian Army Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Rank/Insigna Description:One Eagle And One Star

  • Nigerian Army Rank: Colonel
  • Rank/Insigna Description:One Eagle And Two Stars

  • Nigerian Army Rank: Brigadier
  • Rank/Insigna Description:One Eagle and three stars

  • Nigerian Army Rank: Major General
  • Rank/Insigna Description: One Eagle and one sword

  • Nigerian Army Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Rank/Insigna Description: One sword,One Eagle And One star

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  • Nigerian Army Rank: General
  • Rank/Insigna Description: One sword,one eagle,Two stars

  • Nigerian Army Rank: General of the Army
  • Rank/Insigna Description:One Eagle,One sword surrounded by two olive branches


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