Paramilitary organizations are those that look like the military but are not military in nature. The military provided the majority of their training. That is why they are known as paramilitaries. They, like the military forces, are permitted to carry firearms based on the missions assigned to them. They are on the front lines of combating various crimes, resolving conflicts, and restoring order. Some paramilitary organizations also participate in warfare, arrest, and prosecute criminals.
In Nigeria, there are numerous paramilitaries. In this article, we will look at the highest-paid paramilitaries in Nigeria. We are starting from the highest-paid paramilitary in Nigeria and working our way down, we are starting with:
NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE (NIS)
The Nigerian Immigration Service is ranked first on our list. In 1958, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) was formed from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). The goal of the Nigeria Immigration service is to provide security that would aid in addressing the country’s operating challenges.
Because they handle visa applications and enrollment, the Nigerian Immigration Service is regarded to be the most highly funded paramilitary organization in Nigeria. They are also the organization in charge of allowing settlers to enter the country.
NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE (NCS)
The top preference is the Nigeria Customs Service. They are in charge of ensuring that all goods and services entering the country comply with local laws. Take good care of our borders. They are sometimes deployed with other security agencies in the line of duty to provide support and aid when needed. They are all handsomely compensated because they are in command of what enters the country. They pay them heavily to ensure that they do their jobs well.
NATIONAL DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (NDLEA)
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is a paramilitary group established in Nigeria by the proclamation of Decree Number 48 of 1989, now an Act of Parliament. The purpose of this group was to investigate, indict, and kill illegal drug trading and use throughout the country.
Since drugs were included via cartels, most nations around the world have been dissatisfied with the importation, exportation, deal, move, buy, development of drugs, assembling, extraction, and ownership.
NATIONAL AGENCY FOR FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROL (NAFDAC)
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is a Nigerian federal agency within the Federal Ministry of Health that was established by Decree 15 of 1993 with the goal of preventing the circulation of illicit and counterfeit products in Nigeria in accordance with the country’s health and safety laws.
NAFDAC is in charge of overseeing the production, import-export, advertising, distribution, sale, and consumption of food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, chemicals, detergents, medical equipment, and packaged water. Its primary purpose is to create public and worldwide awareness about fundamental safety issues, as well as to eliminate counterfeit pharmaceuticals, food, and drinks not manufactured in Nigeria, guaranteeing that available medications are safe and effective.
NIGERIAN FEDERAL FIRE SERVICES
The Nigerian Federal Fire Services, unlike many other top-paid paramilitary services in Nigeria, is little known. The government-owned institution, originally known as the Police Brigade, was founded in 1901 as a division of the Police Force. Their primary function is to put out fires, thereby saving property and lives. They are also in charge of raising public knowledge about safety, firefighting, and prevention.
FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION (FRSC)
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) was established to oversee road safety in Nigeria, as well as to teach all drivers the federal highway code and other driving techniques. This would also reduce the number of accidents and irresponsible driving because you will be arrested if found doing so.
Because of the volume of work assigned to them, they are compensated fairly, but not as much as the other organizations described above.
NIGERIA SECURITY AND CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS (NSCDC)
This is also a paramilitary organization in Nigeria. The Nigerian Police are always stationed with the NSCDC. The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps was founded in 2003, but its operations were expanded in 2007. Among their responsibilities are:
- During emergencies, restoring and sustaining the country’s peace and order while protecting residents’ lives.
- Recommend and supervise the registration of private security companies, as well as their actions.
- Training, seminars, and workshops for private security companies
- Maintenance and security of government properties, businesses, infrastructures, locations, and projects, whether local, state, or federal.
- Preventing terrorist acts through studying and monitoring the public
- Gathering and reporting accurate information on crimes, riots, strikes, and other problems to the appropriate ministry.
NIGERIAN PRISON SERVICE
Some people are unaware that the Nigerian Prison Service is a branch of the paramilitary. They are the Security Agency that is constantly in charge of the country’s prisons.
The government is known to lavishly compensate the agencies listed above for their public service. Obtaining a paramilitary career with any of these highly paid paramilitary outfits may be difficult. Once employed, it is extremely gratifying.