Ranks in Nigerian Civil Defence

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) often times referred to as the Nigerian Civil Defence is a paramilitary established to provide measures against threat and any form of attack or disaster against the nation and its citizens. It was established in may 1967.

Most times people ask questions like

  • What are the ranks in Civil Defence?
  • What is the highest rank in Civil Defence?
  • What is the lowest rank in Civil Defence?

The ranks in Civil Defence has an organized structure and chain of command just like every other military and paramilitary agencies in Nigeria. Just as the Nigerian army have commissioned and non-commissioned officers, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence has the Cadre and Superintendent Cadre.

Here are the ranks in the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) from the lowest rank to the highest rank

  1. Inspectorate Cadre
  2. Assistant Superintendent Cadre II
  3. Assistant Superintendent Cadre I
  4. Deputy Superintendent Cadre (DSC)
  5. Superintendent Cadre (SC)
  6. Chief Superintendent Cadre (CSC)
  7. Assistant Commander (AC)
  8. Deputy Commander (DC)
  9. Chief Commander (CC)
  10. Assistant Commandant General (ACG)
  11. Deputy Commandant General (DCG)
  12. Commandant General CG (The highest rank in the NSCDC)

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