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Nigeria Department of State Security (DSS aka SSS) Ranks and Salary Structure

Here is the Nigeria Department of State Security (DSS also known as SSS Nigeria) full Ranks and Salary Structure.

This Fabinfos post is going to be useful for those who want to know more about the DSS, and those who are looking to apply for the ongoing recruitment program and would like to know what job role to apply for.

Department of State Security (DSS aka SSS) Full Ranks

We are going to start with the Nigeria Department of State Security full ranking structure so you know who is who in this security parastatal.

Just like other security parastatals, the DSS makes use of a ranking structure. This ranks determines who is boss, and who earns more.

Here we go…


– 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.

Functions of DSS Nigeria

The Department of 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.

There you have it on this post “Nigeria Department of State Security (DSS aka SSS) Ranks and Salary Structure.” I hope you found this piece helpful more than a bit

Updated: February 8, 2018 — 12:25 pm

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