Permanent Secretary Salary Structure In Nigeria

Ever wondered how much permanent secretaries earn in Nigeria?  

A Permanent secretary in Nigeria is a senior civil servant. This post is assigned through political appointment. 
Permanent Secretaries are put in charge of ministries by the federal government. 

Permanent secretaries in Nigeria do not report to the President directly rather they report to the the minister in charge of the federal ministry they are heading. 

The reason why they are called ''permanent secretary'' is because civil servants are permanent until retirement even after there is a change in rulership or a change of political power. 

In conclusion a ''permanent secretary'' will remain a secretary even after political rulers are voted out of governance. 
In this post we are quickly going to check out how much permanent secretaries earn in Nigeria. 

Permanent secretaries Salary Structure

The average salary earned by permanent secretaries in Nigeria is between ₦500,000 - ₦700,000 per month after tax. 


  • The information on this page is subject to change,figures stated here are only estimates and not 100% accurate.
  • Permanent secretaries are usually entitled to several allowances,gratuity and pension from the Federal Government of Nigeria.
  • Figures stated here represent net total amount with tax deductions.