The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau has approved the regularization of the dichotomy between holders of University degrees and Higher National Diploma (HND) in all the Services.
The services affected are: Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Federal Fire Service, Nigeria Immigration Service and Nigeria Prisons Service.
The approval was given after the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Board (CDFIPB) meeting held on Tuesday, 11th July 2017.
To this end, 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, a statement signed by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Abubakar Magaji said.
The Board also approved the commencement of the Year 2017 Promotion Exercise for all the Services with effect from 17th July, 2017.
The statement equally revealed that in order to boost internal security mechanism, the Board accordingly approved the establishment of the Institute of Domestic Security.
This, according to the statement is aimed at strengthening Inter-Agency cooperation, among other functions.