How Much Does The Department of State Services (DSS) Pay Their Staff?

The Department of State Services (DSS) is the primary intelligence agency of Nigeria responsible for protecting the country’s national security interests. It was established on June 5, 1986, by Decree No. 19, during the military administration of General Ibrahim Babangida.

The Department of State Services has a set of rules to determine how much staff members will get paid based on their grade level, years of service, and position held.

For example, a sergeant who gets about 75,000 Naira with two years experience would be eligible for 52 weeks severance pay at 90% after leaving federal employ whereas someone just starting out could expect 250 days along with half salary if terminated without cause or due process is followed.

According to the source, sergeant staff on grade 8 in DSS receive a monthly salary of ₦75,000 whereas a grade 7 employee makes just over ₦50,434 before tax deductions and pension contributions are taken into account.

However, apart from basic wages, there’s more than what you’d know about this great organization-from allowances or benefits they might provide as well an increase that will happen yearly depending upon how many years one has been working there.

The Director-General of the DSS earns up to N1.3 million per month, according to a credible source who has access and knowledge about these matters; this salary amount may not go unnoticed by you or anyone else as it is important for government officials in positions such as those at SSS offices which oversee Nigeria’s retirement pensions scheme (NPC). The lowest rank employees there would likely be earning anywhere between ₦5 – 10k on average daily working hours depending upon their experience level with duties like a data entry/processed paperwork etcetera.

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The DSS was initially created to protect the country against internal and external threats, including terrorism, espionage, and sabotage. It was also tasked with gathering intelligence for the government and ensuring the safety of government officials and visiting foreign dignitaries.