EFCC Nigeria Ranks And Salary Structure (2024)

In this article, we take a look at EFCC Nigeria Ranks and Salary Structure this 2024 in order to know the amount paid to EFCC staff as monthly take home pay. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is Nigeria’s primary anti-graft agency that fights corruption and checks corrupt practices in the country.

EFCC Nigeria Ranks And Salary Structure

If you are currently searching for the accurate salary scale of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as well as their ranks and you really want to know how much the EFCC pay their workers, all that and more has been made available as we proceed.


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC is one of the top security agencies in Nigeria that is charged with investigating financial crimes like money laundering, advance fee fraud popularly known as 419, to mention but a few. This anti-graft agency is Nigeria’s foremost anti-corruption agency and it was set up in the year 2003, in response to pressure from the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), an international anti-money laundering organization.

This organization listed Nigeria as one of 23 countries non-cooperative in the international community’s efforts to fight money laundering. Under the administration of Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the EFCC was firmly established and it has its headquarters situated in Abuja, the nation’s Federal Capital Territory. If you will like to know more about the contact details of all EFCC offices in Nigeria, kindly click the link provided to do so.


There are three major ranks in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, these ranks which determine how much their staff are paid as salary include the following:

  • Detective Superintendent
  • Detective Inspectorate, and
  • Detective Assistant Cadres of the Cadets.


There are six divisions that make up the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. These various divisions all work hand in hand to ensure the smooth running of this federal law enforcement agency and they are all listed as follows:

  • The Administrative Division
  • The Capacity Development Division
  • The Research and Publication Division
  • The Networking and Collaboration Division
  • The Certificate Courses Division and;
  • The Cadets Division


Presently, in Nigeria this 2024, entry level salaries of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) workers stands at about ₦158,000 per month on the average, while the average monthly salary of EFCC graduate assistants at EFCC Nigeria stands at about ₦201,000.

Detective Superintendents who are higher in rank than entry level staff and graduate assistants at EFCC Nigeria earn an average monthly salary of ₦245,000 while Deputy Detectives Superintendents earn ₦149,000 per month. Also, detectives are paid an average monthly salary of ₦47,000 while intelligence officers earn a monthly take home pay of ₦63,000 as salary on the average.

Currently, being a top security agency in the country, the EFCC also has other officers and workers that are under their pay scale that are not featured in this article. This is due to the fact that it was not possible for Nigerian Guide to gather these salaries as at the time of writing because the EFCC hardly reveals their salary scale and most of the information on the internet may not be accurate, that is why we had to make do with the above salaries listed.


The following distinguished individuals listed below, occupy the highest rank in the EFCC and are paid the highest salaries in the organization. These individuals have in one point or the other served as chairmen of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission since its inception in 2003, and the last but not the least currently serves in that position. They are:

  • Nuhu Ribadu (2003-2007)
  • Ibrahim Lamorde (Acting Chairman, 2008)
  • Farida Mzamber Waziri (2008-2011)
  • Ibrahim Lamorde (2011-2015)
  • Ibrahim Magu (2015-2020)
  • Mohammed Umar Abba (2020-2021)
  • Abdulrasheed Bawa (2021-Date).

Under the inaugural EFCC chairman, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, the EFCC was very pro-active in tackling financial corruption by making sure that high-profile corrupt individuals were prosecuted and convicted. These individuals include Nigeria’s former Inspector General of Police, Tafa Balogun as well as several bank chief executive officers. In 2005, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrested government officials including the likes of the late former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha.

By the year 2006, in September precisely, the EFCC had 31 of 36 state governors in Nigeria under investigation for corrupt practices and in December 2007, the Federal Government of Nigeria, after extensive investigations by EFCC and other organizations, cleared the Vaswani brothers of any wrongdoing and invited them back into the country.

In April 2008, the EFCC commenced investigations on Senator Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello, daughter of the former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for receiving ₦10 million ($100,000), which was stolen from the Federal Ministry of Health. The former Health Minister, Professor Adenike Grange, and her deputy were arrested on the orders of late former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua over the handling of ₦300 million of unspent funds in the 2007 budget and award of contracts, and was examined by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

She claimed that she had been misadvised by her directors. The former President had reportedly directed that all unspent money in the budget be returned, but it was allegedly shared by officials of the Federal Ministry Health as bonuses. In March 2008, Professor Adenike Grange resigned from her position as Honourable Minister of Health, which President Yar’adua accepted.

On June 6, 2008, Chief (Mrs) Farida Mzamber Waziri was confirmed as the new chairman of the EFCC, effectively replacing Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, who on the 6th of August 2008, was demoted from Assistant Inspector General (AIG) to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP). Farida Waziri was sacked by former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on November 23, 2011 and replaced by Ibrahim Lamorde as Acting Chairman, who was confirmed on the February 15, 2012 by the Nigerian Senate. The current chairman of the EFCC in acting capacity, Ibrahim Magu, was appointed on November 9, 2015 when the immediate past chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde was sacked by current President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari.

Ezeh Emmanuella

Ezeh Emmanuella is an information enthusiast and the Editor of Nigerian Search Guide. She loves to answer search queries on everything Nigeria. She is also the brain behind Ellacious Designs, an emerging fashion brand in Nigeria today.

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