The dichotomy between holders of University degrees and Higher National Diploma in the Para-military services has been abolished.

The Federal Government has directed the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Board to upgrade all officers with HND to COMPASS 08, same as the salary grade level for holders of degree certificates at entry point.

A board meeting, according to a statement by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji, gave the approval. Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau, chaired the meeting.

The statement raid: “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.”

Author: Yemi Olarinre