Nigerian Army SSC Ranks And Salary Structure 2021

Nigerian Army SSC Ranks And Salary Structure
The Nigerian Army SSC Means Short Service Commission or Short Service Combatant Commission, Any one of them is correct.

It’s called Combatant because they are always trained to be Combatant in the field. The are always ready to lead troops to war.
It’s a short period of training meant for the University Graduates from different institution in the Country.

It’s always a training of 9 months. When you talk about SSC it’s the same thing as Joining the Nigerian Army as a Graduate, because before you join the Nigerian Army SSC, you must be a graduate.

You can read on how to join the Nigerian Army as a graduate HERE.

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Please aware that The Nigerian Army DSSC and SSC are not the same, They have Similarities between them and also have difference between them.
You can read about the Difference between DSSC and SSC HERE
Now let’s go down to the ranks of the Nigerian Army SSC.

Nigerian Army SSC Ranks

The Nigerian Army SSC Ranks are the same with any other Commissioned Officer in the Nigerian Army.
The only difference is that there is also ranks that regular Officers can reach but the SSC won’t be able to reach there.
But all both regular and SSC Ranks Starts from second lieutenant.
Below are the Ranks of the SSC.

  1. Second Lieutenant
  2. Lieutenant
  3. Captain
  4. Major
  5. Lt. Colonel
  6. Colonel
  7. Brigadier General.
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There are other military officers Ranks that’s not included because SSC Commissioned Officers don’t reach the rank before they retire.
Ranks like Major General
Lieutenant General

Nigerian Army SSC Salary Structure

  1. Second Lieutenant- N150,009
  2. Lieutenant- N190,070
  3. Captain- N230,008
  4. Major- N310,009
  5. Lt. Colonel- N360,006
  6. Colonel- N560,005
  7. Brigadier General- N760,006

The above is the Salary Structure of SSC in the Nigerian Army.
You can read more about the SSC in the Nigerian Army Official website


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