Nigeria Department of State Security (DSS) Ranks and Salary Scale

dsss - Nigeria Department of State Security (DSS) Ranks and Salary Scale

In this post we are going to give you the Nigeria Department of State Security (DSS) Ranks and Salary Scale.

We at Leofirms are looking to bring all you need to know about the DSS or SSS to you.

Nigeria Department of State Security (DSS) Full Ranks

We are starting with the full ranks and salary of the Nigeria Department of State Security.

Non-officers

– Recruit;

– Private;

– Lance-Corporal;

– Corporal;

– Sergeant;

– Staff Sergeant.

Junior Officers

– Second Lieutenant;

– Lieutenant;

– Captain.

Senior Officers

– Major;

– Lieutenant Colonel;

– Colonel.

High-Ranking Officers

– Brigadier General;

– Major General;

– Lieutenant General;

– General.

Department of State Security (DSS aka SSS) Full Salary Structure

According to a available information, the Director-General of the State Security Service receives up to N1 million per month. However, no information could be obtained about how much the other members of staff of the Department of State Security receive per month. This is because information about their salaries is classified and not made available for public consumption.

What are their functions?
Just as hinted earlier, the State Security Service is saddled with the responsibility of protecting foreign envoys, state governors, the President Federal Republic of Nigeria and all other top government officials.

In addition, they protect Nigeria from any domestic threat. They also uphold and are responsible for enforcing criminal law in Nigeria. Both the federal and state governments depend on the State Security Service for criminal justice services. The Vice President, the Senate President, the Speaker House of Representatives and other top officials are also protected by the State Security Service.

Aside from protecting these top government officials, the men of the State Security Service are also responsible for protecting members of family of these government officials. Furthermore, the State Security Service is responsible for protecting all past presidents as well as their spouses. If anyone is running for presidency, that person and his vice presidential candidate must be protected by the State Security Service too. However, this form of protection is not extended to all the candidates; only very popular candidates, who may have become very popular and may, therefore attract threats are the ones protected by the State Security Service.

Security threats in Nigeria and elsewhere can evolve and the State Security Service is expected to adapt itself to new forms of threat that may surface. They are responsible for counter-insurgency activities and counter-terrorism.

There you have it on this post “Nigeria Department of State Security (DSS) Ranks and Salary Scale.”

Updated: February 8, 2018 — 12:48 pm

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