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National intelligence agency (NIA) Nigeria. Recruitment, news, salary, address, and more.

by Dan Hunter

National intelligence agency salary

The salary structure of the National Intelligence Agency  (NIA) of Nigeria is quite attractive [See Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency Salary] . The average salaries of new staff is around N170,000 per month – after deducting the tax. Just like other agencies crested by the Federal Government of Nigeria, the NIA offers and exposes staff to different benefits.

National intelligence agency recruitment 2020

The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) serves as the centre for both midterm and long-term strategic thinking in the Nigerian Intelligence community.

The application for the 2020 recruitment session of NIA is currently going on. If you would like to work with this agency, here is your opportunity.

The main reason for the recruitment of the National Intelligence Agency is to provide more job opportunities for youths – to curb unemployment in the country. This opportunity is available for both undergraduates and graduates.

Requirements for the NIA Recruitment

Below are what applicants of the NIA Recruitment 2020 excercise must possess:

  • You must not be over 35 years of age when you apply.
  • Any of this is accepted: B.Sc, HND, NCE, or OND in any discipline. However, they must be from a recognized institutions.
  • Advanced-Level General Certificate of Education (GCE). Two subjects must be obtained at one sitting. Or three subjects in two sittings.
  • Either of the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) or West African School Certificate (WASC) certificate. Credits must be obtained in a minimum of three subjects (English Language inclusive) and a minimum of two passes in other subjects.
  • National Diploma from any recognized institution. Also, National Certificate of Education (NCE) from any recognized institution is allowed.
  • Ordinary-Lebel General Certificate of Education/National Examination Council (NECO) with passes in four subjects (at one sitting) or five subjects obtained after two sittings (including English Language).

To proceed with the registration of the NIA recruitment 2020, kindly visit the Agency’s official website: http://www.nimet.gov.ng.

National intelligence agency address

The headquarters of National Intelligence Agency is in Abuja, Nigeria. It is located at

Plot 802 Constitution Ave, Central District, PMB 535, Garki, Abuja.

National intelligence agency news

You can always get the latest news on intelligence from the Nigerian National Intelligence Agency. To get this, always check the agency’s official website at http://www.nimet.gov.ng.

National intelligence agency academy  

The National Intelligence Agency academy, Nigeria is one of the oldest training institutions for intelligence in Nigeria. It educates members on law enforcement as well as grooming them to become competent intelligence personnel.

The intelligence agency/academy is the main provider of training for the technical investigator at Local, State, and Federal level of Nigeria.


What are the duties of national intelligence agency?

As a government agency, an intelligence agency is responsible for the collection, exploitation, and analysis of information. It also supports the enforcement of law, the military, foreign policy goals, and national security.

The key responsibilities of the National intelligence agency, Nigeria, include foreign intelligence collection functions as well as counter-intelligence.

The National Intelligence Agency also has major interest in external threats to national interest of Nigeria.

The country overthrew it ruling dictatorship in 1998. This poses close ties in the military of Nigeria. The restoration of the Constitution of 1979 and democratic reformation  which has been suspended for long was achieved by the new transitional government. The reformation was quite slow.

In 1986, the intelligence community in Nigeria was restructured. Also, the National Security Organization was dissolved. This promotes the formation of three smaller and more specialised agencies. The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) is one of them. This agency is the main civilian agency in Nigeria.

Defence intelligence agency nigeria

The primary military intelligence in Nigeria is handled by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA). The agency was established in 1986. The key purpose of it establishment is to offer an efficient system that can help the Nigerian Armed Forces obtaining more military intelligence. This goal also applied to the Ministry of Defence.

Also, the Defence Intelligence Agency of Nigeria promotes the Defence Policy. It strengthens military cooperation with different countries. The DIA also protects the lives of Nigerians as well as maintaining the territorial itegrity of the nation.

The Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI) is the head of the Defence Intelligence Agency, appointed by the President of Nigeria.

Nigerian intelligence agency (nia) abuja address

The Nigerian Intelligence Agency, Abuja is located at Plot 802 Constitution Ave, Central District, PMB 535, Garki, Abuja.


  • Dan Hunter

    Daniel is a Digital Marketer and a Copywriter. He is a member of the Association of Business Executives (UK). On most days, he enjoys writing, soccer, and spending time with Nature.

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Musa Alhaji Bukar 10th March 2021 - 11:27 pm

God Bliss our intelligent personals, God Bliss Federal republic of Nigeria

Musa Alhaji Bukar 10th March 2021 - 11:37 pm

Its proud haven the intelligence department in the country

bola 13th March 2021 - 2:31 am

Yes, it’s the only intelligent agency we have for now. They need to do more in order to better see certain security issues long before it occurs.

Dahiru isah 13th July 2021 - 11:18 pm

God bless sir

RABIU MUSA 10th October 2021 - 1:19 pm

God bless NIA you are so good I like your working experience that is why I want join to you.
I hope I will be one among you later.
thank you NIA proud of you


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