The Federal Government of Nigeria has ended the much-awaited dichotomy between holders of University degrees and Higher National Diploma in all Para-military services.
The development was made public through a press statement on Thursday, signed by Abubakar Magaji, a permanent secretary in the Ministry of Interior.
The statement implies that the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration, and Prisons Board (CDFIPB), under the chairmanship of the Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazzau, who gave the approval for the change on Tuesday.
“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 the 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.”