Highest Paying Federal Government Agencies

92 Highest Paying Federal Government Agencies in Nigeria

The usual hyperbole about federal government jobs is that the government does not pay well, and the likelihood of unpaid salaries is high. These is enough to scare most Nigerians from an interest in federal government jobs. There are still a few hardy ones who are prepared to face whatever consequences to hold down such a job. For those students who are interested in going after federal government jobs after graduating, here is a list of the highest paying federal government agencies in Nigeria.

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Highest Paying Federal Government Agencies in Nigeria

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

This is probably one of the highest paying agencies, if not the highest paying government agency. Interns reportedly take home at least thirteen thousand Naira monthly, with a higher bar of around fourteen thousand Naira. A sales manager reportedly makes two hundred and eighty-six thousand Naira monthly, with a higher bar of three hundred and ten thousand Naira monthly. An economist reportedly makes between three million five hundred and thirty thousand Naira, and three million eight hundred and twenty thousand Naira annually. Check NNPC site here.

Bank of Industry

The Nigerian Bank of Industry is another high paying federal government agency. An analyst reportedly makes about two million, eight hundred and eighty thousand Naira annually. With a high cap of three million one hundred and forty thousand Naira, it is obviously not a bad job. A banking officer goes home with at least five million four hundred thousand yearly with a high cap of about five million eight hundred thousand Naira yearly.

Central Bank of Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria is not a government agency that likes making its financial recriminations public. Still in this age of technology, it is impossible to keep such information from the public domain. As a trainee, the Central bank of Nigeria pays forty-three thousand Naira per month during the months of training. An entry level staff is paid a hundred and twenty-two thousand Naira per month. A loan officer (which is a rank you can get promoted to from entry level) is paid five hundred and seventy-three thousand Naira per month.

The next accessible rank is that of a credit analyst who are paid six hundred and forty-seven thousand Naira per month. That hits over seven million per year. The most difficult to access position in the Central Bank staff structure is the branch manager position. This is due to the fact there are not many Central Bank branches in Nigeria. A branch manager (where on exists) in Central Bank is paid seven hundred and thirty-two thousand Naira per month. This averages above eight million Naira per year. All accounting students are likely salivating while reading these figures.

Federal Inland Revenue Service

The Federal Inland Revenue Service is another federal agency who are quite secretive about their pay packages. There is no limit to the reach of technology though. Information has it that entry level staff are paid between a hundred and twenty thousand and a hundred and fifty thousand Naira monthly. On promotion to Officer One, the pay package goes up to between a hundred and sixty-seven and a hundred and eighty-four thousand Naira. Unlike most of the other salary packages, the Federal Inland Revenue Service have no other remunerations apart from the salary. Thus, all figures given are non-negotiable in the upwards direction.

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency

This is another federal agency which is quite secretive about their pay packages. At least. It was possible to get at their entry level salaries (level eight). It is reported that entry level staff at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency earn between two hundred and two hundred and forty thousand monthly.

Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria

It was quite difficult to get at this as most of this Government agencies are quite secretive about their salaries. Information has it that Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria pay around one hundred and sixty-seven thousand Naira monthly. Said information cannot be independently confirmed. Thus, it is not clear, at which level said salary accrues to.

Nigerian Ports Authority

Although it is difficult to get at salaries of most government agencies, that of the Nigerian Ports authority was a little bit easier. Over the last few years, there have been various advertisements of job vacancies at the Nigerian Ports authority which advertised the attached salary. A counselor in the health, nursing or social care department can expect at least four hundred thousand Naira per annum. An IT or e-business manager can expect an accrual between four hundred thousand and six hundred thousand Naira per year.

A deck cadet in the energy, oil or gas department can expect between eight hundred thousand and a million Naira as a salary package. A senior graphic artist in the marketing, advertising, or public relations department can expect between a million and a million five hundred thousand Naira per year. A HSE officer in the purchasing or supply chain can expect between three million and four million Naira per year as salary. Top spot goes to an instrument or control designer who takes home from five million Naira and above yearly.

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Full List of Federal Government Parastatals and Agencies

The following is a comprehensive list of federal government agencies and parastatals in Nigeria.

  1. Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON)
  2. Bureau Public Enterprises (BPE)
  3. Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP)
  4. Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
  5. Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria
  6. Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
  7. Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA)
  8. Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)
  9. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
  10. Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN)
  11. Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
  12. Federal Civil Service Commission
  13. Federal Environmental Protection Agency (FEPA)
  14. Consumer Protection Council (CPC)
  15. Federal Housing Authority (FHA)
  16. Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)
  17. Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN)
  18. Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN)
  19. Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)
  20. Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC)
  21. Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC)
  22. Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
  23. Industrial Training Fund (ITF)
  24. Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC)
  25. Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB)
  26. Legal Aid Council of Nigeria (LACoN)
  27. National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
  28. National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP)
  29. National Agricultural Extension, Research and Liaison Services (NAERLS)
  30. National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)
  31. National Centre for Remote Sensing, Jos (NCRS)
  32. Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)
  33. National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC)
  34. National Council on Privatisation (NCP)
  35. National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)
  36. National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND)
  37. National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
  38. National Environmental Standard and Regulation Enforcement Agency (NESREA)
  39. National Examination Council (NECO)
  40. National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)
  41. National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
  42. National Insurance Commission (NAICOM)
  43. National Intelligence Agency (NIA)
  44. National Lottery Regulatory Commission
  45. National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP)
  46. National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA)
  47. National Orientation Agency (NOA)
  48. National Pension Commission PenCom
  49. National Petroleum Investment Management Service (NAPIMS)
  50. National Planning Commission (NPC)
  51. Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI)
  52. National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN)
  53. National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC)
  54. National Space Research Development Agency (NASRDA)
  55. National Sports Commission (NSC)
  56. National Sugar Development Council (NSDC)
  57. National Tasksforce (Natforce)
  58. National Teachers Institute (NTI)
  59. National Universities Commission (NUC)
  60. National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI)
  61. National Water Resources Institute (NWRI)
  62. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

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  63. Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)
  64. Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission
  65. Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA)
  66. Nigeria Hydrlogical Services Agency (NIHSA)
  67. Nigeria Immigration Service(NIS)
  68. Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)
  69. Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)
  70. Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS)
  71. Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)
  72. Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC)
  73. Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC)
  74. Nigerian Communication Satellite (NIGCOMSAT)
  75. Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC)
  76. Nigerian Custom Service (NCS)
  77. Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)
  78. Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC)
  79. Nigerian Gas Company (NGC)
  80. Nigerian Integrated Water Resources Commission
  81. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
  82. Nigerian Police
  83. Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)
  84. Nigerian Press Council (NPC)
  85. Nigerian Shippers’ Council
  86. Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)
  87. Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA)
  88. Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN)
  89. Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)
  90. Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)
  91. State Security Service (SSS)
  92. Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN)

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    Godwin Ekpo is an experienced Educationist and Learning Experience Designer with a proven track record of developing and implementing effective learning solutions for all kinds of organizations.

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  1. And DPR is not on this list because??? What about SEC? NDIC? NDDC? National Lottery regulatory commission? Nafdac?? And so many more?

    1. I wish to cross my service from Nigeria railway corporation to Efcc agency or any other government agency, is there any clue on the above opportunity or information please?

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