It is expected that this decision will bring about “improved performance and dedication to duty” by the affected staff of civil defence, fire, immigration, and prison services.
JUST IN: HND and BSC Holders in Immigration, Civil Defence Will Now Earn Equal Salaries
The federal government of Nigeria has removed the discrepancy between Higher National Diploma (HND) and university degree holders in the civil defence, fire, immigration, and prison services.
According to a statement made available by PR Nigeria, the Permanent Secretary ministry of interior Engr Abubakar G. Magaji stated that “The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Board (CDFIPB), at the end of its meeting held on Tuesday, 11th July 2017, under the chairmanship of the Honourable Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, approved the regularization of the dichotomy between holders of University degrees and Higher National Diploma (HND) in all the Services.”
The statement further read:
“To this end, the Board directed that all officers with HND to be upgraded to COMPASS 08, which is the salary Grade Level for holders of Degree certificates at entry point.
“While the nomenclature for the HND holders will start with the Rank of Senior Inspector, the Degree holders are with the rank of Assistant Superintendent II.”
The Board also made other two key decisions: “The Board also approved the commencement of the Year 2017 Promotion Exercise for all the Services with effect from 17th July, 2017.
“In order to boost internal security mechanism, the Board accordingly approved the establishment of the Institute of Domestic Security aimed at strengthening Inter-Agency cooperation, among other functions.”