Nigerian Air Force ranks and their salary

Nigerian Air Force ranks and their salary

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is the air branch of the Nigerian Armed Forces. The organization of the air force has been fashioned to meet the current requirements of the service and the defense needs of the country. Would you like to learn more about Nigerian Air force ranks and the salaries for each rank? Read on.

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If you would like to join the Nigeria Airforce, one of the many questions that must be going through your mind is, “What are the ranks in the Nigeria Airforce, and what are their salaries?”

Luckily for you, this article contains all you need to know about the Nigerian Airforce salary structure.

Nigerian Air Force ranks and salary

Here are the Nigerian Airforce ranks (in ascending order) and their monthly salaries:

  • Trainee: N10,237
  • Aircraftman woman: N53,892
  • Lance Corporal: N55,832
  • Corporal: N58,634
  • Sergeant: N69,261
  • Flight Sergeant: N87,119
  • Warrant Officer: N101,974
  • Master Warrant Officer: N165,697
  • Cadet (Trainee): N44,564
  • Air Warrant Officer: N171,793
  • Pilot Officer: N187,159
  • Flying Officer: N218,400
  • Flight Lieutenant: N232,484
  • Squadron Leader: N248,004
  • Wing Comdr: N342,586
  • Group Captain: N352,631
  • Air Commodore: N677,895
  • Air Vice-Marshal: N1,376,343
  • Air Marshal: N1,486,451
  • Air Chief Marshal: N1,724,283

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Now that you know all about the ranks in the Nigerian Airforce, here are some details about the NAF's history.

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History of the Nigerian Air Force

The idea of establishing an air force for Nigeria was first mooted in 1961 following the nation's participation in peace-keeping operations in Congo and Tanganyika.

During these peace-keeping operations, foreign air forces aircraft were employed to airlift the Nigerian Army Regiment to and from the theatres of operation.

The Nigerian Government at the time, no doubt, recognized the urgent need to establish an air force actively supported by modern facilities to provide full complement of forces to enhance the nation's military posture.

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Early in 1962, the Government agreed in principle that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) be established.

The Nigerian Air Force was officially established by a statutory Act of Parliament in April 1964 to serve four main purposes namely:

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  • To achieve a full complement of the military defense system of the Federal Republic of Nigeria both in the air and on the ground.
  • To ensure fast versatile mobility of the Armed Forces.
  • To provide close support for the ground-based and sea-borne forces in all phases of operations and to ensure the territorial integrity of a united Nigeria.
  • To give the country the deserved prestige that is invaluable in international matters.

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Mission of the Nigerian Air Force

To ensure the integrity of the airspace by gaining and maintaining control of the air while retaining a credible capacity to fulfill other airpower tasks demanded by national defense and security imperatives.

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Chief of the Air Staff vision

To reposition the NAF into a highly professional and disciplined force through capacity building initiatives for effective, efficient, and timely employment of airpower in response to Nigeria's national security imperatives.

Now you are well aware of the Nigerian Air Force ranks and salaries. This information will undoubtedly be useful for those who desire to pursue a career in the NAF.

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There are specific requirements for joining each of the Nigerian police ranks. So, if you are interested in joining the police force, you should learn about these requirements. Knowing these requirements will give you the opportunity to know and also be able to set your goals and you can prepare yourself for a great career in the Nigerian Police Force.

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