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Nigerian Army Recruitment 2021/2022 Latest Application Form Portal

Nigeria Army recruitment 2021/2022 application form is out. The general Nigerian army recruitment exercise for the 2021/2022 has commenced. Available job positions, application portal, qualifications, recruitment screening exercise and how to successfully apply for free is here.

Nigerian Army Recruitment

All interested qualified and suitable candidates who have been waiting since the beginning of the year to join the Nigerian army can now start submitting their online application forms.

On this article you will learn more about the Nigerian army, various departments, form portal, application procedures and how to pass the screening exercise. The qualifications, requirements and minimum criteria clarifies the eligibility status of candidates.

At the moment, the Nigerian Army recruitment 2021 has not yet been officially announced but you can visit the main portal to see the available jobs and other information about the 2021/2022 recruitment job exercise.

Departments in the Nigerian Army

The Nigerian army is the most superior in the arm forces, it has different departments with various operations assign to each for effective workforce in order to achieve the mission, vision, obligations and duties mandated to the agency. The following departments can be found in the Nigerian army:

  • Department of army administration
  • Department of army logistics
  • Department of army transportation and innovation centre
  • Department of army civil military Affairs
  • Department of army Policy and Plans
  • Department of army public relations
  • Department of army training and operations
  • Department of army welfare limited

Nigerian army is a very large military agency of which massive recruitment is conducted yearly so as to recruit and employ enough man power. The recruitment exercise is for candidates who might have studied well and understand the operations of the Nigerian army.

To be qualified to apply for the army recruitment as a graduate or non-graduate, there are basic qualifications you must possess. This will be explained in details shortly.

General Requirement for Nigerian Army Recruitment 2021

The Nigerian Army is inviting all eligible citizens of Nigeria both male and female who are fit and qualify to work as military personnel to submit their application provided the minimum requirement is satisfy following guidelines as stated here clearly.

  1. Nationality: All applicants must be certified citizens of Nigeria by origin.
  2. Age: The age bracket to apply for Nigerian army recruitment is between the ages of 18 and 25 years for tradewomen/men and between the ages of 18 and 22 years for non-trademen/women. Applicants for the positions of assistant chaplains/imams or drivers should be between the ages of 18 and 28 years.
  3. Height: The Minimum required height is 1.66 meters or 5.4ft for males and 1.63 meters or 5.3ft for females.
  4. Medical Status: Applications are expected to be from medically fitted Nigerians who will be able to withstand the training exercise.
  5. Marital Status: Due to the nature of the Nigerian army recruitment screening, applicant must be single at this period in order not to have a divided attention.

Eligibility for the Nigerian Army Application Form

  1. Local Government Certificate of Origin
  2. Parent/Guardian Consent Form
  3. Acknowledgement Form
  4. Attestation form which should be signed by a Military Officer or Local Government Chairman of the Applicant
  5. Applicants must be free of any conviction(s) on criminal records.
  6. Applicant must have any of this certificates WAEC/NECO/GCE
  7. Applicants for the category of non-trademen/women must have a minimum credits in 5 subjects including Mathematics and English Language in SSCE/NECO/GCE/NABTEB obtained in not more than two sittings and not later than 6 years.
  8. Applicants for the trademen/women category must possess OND, NABTEB, RN/RM Certificate.
  9. Candidates with only Trade Test Certificate must possess minimum of 2 passes in GCE/SSCE/NECO including English
  10. Applicant must have a Birth Certificate or Declaration of Age.

Before you apply for the Nigerian Army recruitment make sure you have read, understand and have all this required documents and credentials in your possession. Do not fake any document, candidate found doing this will be handed over to face a punishment by law.

Take Note: Understand clearly the recruitment requirement in the category you are applying for. Each job category has a different academic qualifications. All important documents should be scan and uploaded to the portal when you are filling the form online.

Nigerian Army Recruitment 2021 Form Portal

All the recruitment registration process and application for the Nigerian Army recruitment 2020 is done online via the official NAF portal at 

This portal is free to access and all recruitment application is free. No cost is attached to the NA form so you are advised to stay away from anyone who is demanding money from you in to guarantee you this job. The Nigerian Army will not be responsible if you lost money to scammers in the course of this job application, kindly adhere to the instructions given on the NA website.

How to Apply for Nigerian Army Recruitment

  1. Visit the Nigerian Army recruitment portal at
  2. Read and follow all the instructions given on the army portal
  3. Make sure you upload scan copies of all the required documents and fill in your personal details correctly to stand a chance of being selected for the next screening exercise.

Currently, there is no recruitment exercise going on for the 2020/2021 session, therefore candidates should be guided. The Nigerian army is yet to announce the commencement of the 2021 recruitment exercise, once it is announced information will be updated on this portal. Check back frequently or visit the main NA website.

After a successful applications, all candidates are to wait till the names of shortlisted candidates is published. Those who are selected for further recruitment exercise will have to appear in the screening venues with the following documents and items;

  • originals and photocopies of their credentials,
  • two white vests,
  • two blue PT shorts,
  • a pair of canvas shoes
  • and four passport photographs

Nigerian Army Recruitment Application Deadline

As of now, the Nigerian army recruitment deadline has not yet been specified. Applicants are to follow up the job news and update. Once the application form is out, the deadline will be made known.

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Nigerian Army Recruitment Category

There are three entry category in to the Nigerian army which are;

Basic Recruit Training: This programme is specifically available for candidates with minimum secondary school qualifications. Candidates who apply for this category are both trade and non-trade (candidates without basic skills). The programme is schedule to last for the period of 6 months.

Short Service Commission (SSC): This category is open for both civilians and already serving military personnel form various military academic who wish to join the Nigerian Army in the officer’s rank. This candidates with degree qualifications are trained as combatant within the period of 9 months and after which successful candidates are promoted into the rank of second lieutenant.

Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC): In this category both graduate civilians and current serving military personnel can apply. The commission training last for a period of 6 months of intensive military training which applicants are focused on various specific professions. Successful candidates are promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

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