The Nigerian Navy (NN) is the sea branch of the Nigerian Armed Forces. It is the water-focused military force. The Navy command structure today consists of the Naval Headquarters in Abuja, three operational commands with headquarters in Lagos, Calabar, and Bayelsa. Training command’s headquarters are located in Lagos, the capital of Nigeria, but with training facilities spread all over Nigeria. There are five operational bases, five forward operational bases (with two more soon to come on stream), two dockyards located in Lagos and Port Harcourt and two fleets based in Lagos and Calabar.
The commissioned officers for the Nigerian Navy are as follows:
- Admiral of the Fleet
- Rear Admiral Commodore
- Lieutenant Commander
- Acting Sub-Lieutenant
There are seven ranks of the non-commissioned officers in the Nigerian Navy.
- Warrant Chief Petty Officer
- Chief Petty Officer
- Petty Officer
- Leading Rating
- Able Rating
- Ordinary Rating
The salaries of Naval Officers are determined by their ranks and is also based on whether they are commissioned or non commissioned officers.
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Nigerian Navy Perks and Benefits
Just like other armed forces, there are other benefits aside from the monthly salaries paid to naval officers, and these benefits are; travel, stable employment, career growth, improved physique, free healthcare, and unique experience benefits.
Naval Officers Average Salary Structure for vacant positions
Marine Engineer – ₦ 95,000
Naval Engineer – ₦ 229,000
ICT Security Expert – ₦ 79,000
Communicator – ₦ 51,000
Navy Recruit – ₦ 76,000
NIGERIAN NAVY SALARY SCALE FOR NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS PER YEAR
- Navy Warrant Officer: ₦1,908,718 – ₦2,061,520 per annum
- Master Warrant Officer: ₦1,783,029 – ₦1,962,697 per annum
- Warrant Officer: ₦1,022,320 – ₦1,192,499 per annum
- Cadet (Training): ₦471,038 – ₦534,773 per annum.
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