The Federal Government in an attempt to end the existing dichotomy between holders of University degrees and Higher National Diploma in all the Para-military services, has approved equal salary scales for both carders on level 8.
The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau has directed the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Board that all officers with HND should be upgraded to COMPASS 08, which is the salary grade level for holders of degree certificates at entry point.
A board meeting chaired by the Minister approved the regularization of the salaries on Tuesday in Abuja, according to a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji.
It said, “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.