Nigerian Army Recruitment ~ Form & Portal 2021

Do you want to become a soldier and help protect the country against attacks from her enemies? Read on to learn about the recruitment into the Nigerian Army.

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This article features everything you need to know about how you can join the army this year via the recruitment exercise scheduled to hold any moment from now.

There are several benefits that come with being in the army. First is the fact that you are entitled to timely payments at the end of every month.

I have never heard about the salaries and allowances of the army personnel being delayed for any reason. Like the way that of those in the Civil Service are often delayed for months.

Apart from the timely payments, Nigerian army officers are highly respected in our Nigerian society today.

Nobody treats you or members of your family anyhow. Not even the police or other security agents can harass you anyhow.

So your decision to serve the country in the military is a very good one.

Overview of Nigerian Army Salary

Officers of the Nigerian army are doing a very good job to defend our country from both outside and internal attacks.

Especially now that we have the issues of Boko Haram and other terrorists, Militants and marauding Fulani Herdsmen to contend with.

No amount of money paid to the army at this time can be too much. These men put their lives on the line on a daily basis to ensure there is peace and harmony all over the Nation.

Talking about the exact amount they receive as salary presently, that is based on the salary and ranks structure being used by all the military arms in Nigeria today.

Including the Nigerian Air force and Navy.

While the Non Commissioned Ranks receive between N48,000 to N90,000 per month, the Commissioned Ranks receive from N120,000 to about N1.5 Million at the end of each month.

Along with these high figures as salaries come several allowances and bonus.

Following the recent increase in the Nigerian minimum wage, these figures have also changed greatly. So now more than ever before, you can truly live comfortably while working in the Nigerian army.

Nigeria Army Recruitment Portal

The official portal for the army recruitment exercise is

That is website to get the form, register and print your photo card. You can as well get other information on the portal like the names of the shortlisted candidates for the training or recruitment exercise.

Other official links through which you can access the Nigerian army website includes and

Is Army Recruitment Form Out?

If you are asking this question online on Google or any other search engine, it is certain that you are going to come across conflicting results.

These answers may even leave you more confused than ever before.

However, the truth is that though the Nigerian army is set to recruitment more personnel this year than before, the military is yet to announce when exactly the exercise will be.

That is the major reason the form is yet to be made public on their official portal.

To give you simple and straightforward and answer, the army recruitment form is NOT yet out.

But based on the information we have from very reliable sources, the form may be out any moment from now. So you have to watch out for it.

Part of the ways you can do that is by constantly visiting their official recruitment website to verify things for yourself.

If the form is out, you wouldn’t need anyone to tell you. You will see it clearly posted on the military website.

To also stay ahead of others in terms of knowing when the form will be out, you can keep coming back to this webpage to check as we will keep updating it from time to time with the latest news and tips concerning the military.

While we are still waiting for that to happen, go through their academic qualifications and requirements listed below.

Academic Qualifications & Requirements to Join

The following are some of the basic academic qualifications and requirements you must meet before you can be selected to become a part of the Nigerian army personnel:

1.) Applicant must be a citizen of Nigeria by birth and must have the valid identity cards to prove this.

2.) Must be between 18 and 22 years of age for non tradesmen/women. For tradesmen/women, the age is between 18 and 26 years.

3.) Applicant must be mentally and physically fit to undergo the recruitment trainings. A proof of this from a reputable hospital in the country is also required.

4.) Must not be less than 1.68m in height for males and 1.62m for females.

5.) A minimum of 4 credits in 2 sittings in WAEC/NECO/GCE/NABTEB. Included in that 4 credits pass must but be English Language.

6.) If you are applying or Tradesmen/women category, you are required to present OND, Trades Test, City or Guild certificates.

7.) A knowledge of any other Nigerian language apart from your mother tongue is also an added advantage.

How to Apply for Nigerian Army Recruitment

If you have read through the academic qualifications and requirements and understood everything required of you, proceed to the next stage which is to apply for the recruitment.

To do that, following the set of instructions listed below:

  • Visit the Nigerian army official recruitment portal, which is or
  • Register for an account by using your active email address. This is the email address you will be receiving updates from the military. So ensure you can easily access it.
  • Create a password for logging into your account. While you should go for something you can easily remember, ensure it is not all that simple for other persons to guess.
  • Having successfully created your account on the portal, login using the email address and password to begin the full applications properly.
  • On the next page, select the recruitment form and start filling all the necessary information demanded of you.
  • Upload the necessary certificates and other documents demanded of you and click on submit.
  • Print out your photo card and sign on the appropriate places.

Keep the photo card safe. You will going to the recruitment centre in your state with it and other documents you will asked to bring along on that day.

How to Check Shortlisted Names

After the application, qualified candidates will be selected to participate in the next stage which is the training exercise in their respective states.

To check if your name is among those shortlisted for the recruitment training this year, kindly visit the NAF official portal and download the document bearing the list.

It is going to be a PDF file that you can easily open on your computer or mobile phone using Adobe Reader or any other PDF Reader application.

Once you have downloaded, open the document and search for your name in it based on your state.

To make things easier for you, you can simply press CNTRL+F keys on your computer keyboard and enter your name in the space provided on your screen.

Ensure you enter it exactly the same way you did when you applied or the army recruitment earlier. Having done that, press the ENTER key and within seconds your name will show up on your screen.

Preparing For The Training

If you happen to find your name among those selected for the training, congratulations. It’s time for you to prepare seriously for the training.

Bear in mind that the training will be mentally and highly physical, so prepare yourself enough for this.

We have stories of people who gave up on their dreams of joining the army when they saw the kind of trainings they had to pass through.

No one is saying it’s going to be easy for you so make up your mind from the start to never give up. Regardless of how rigorous the training is.

Those succeeded in it didn’t have two heads or extra strength in their bodies. They only made up their mind from the beginning never to let anything stop them from achieving their goal.

If this is truly your dream, you should be well prepared for it too. Remember, upon completion you will not only be making yourself proud, you will be making your immediate and extend family proud.

Even bigger than that, you will be making the whole country proud when you stand to defend her against her enemies.

Wrapping Up

The form to apply for the recruitment into the Nigerian army for 2020 is yet to be out. While we wait and look forward to that, we have discussed in this article everything you need to know about it.

Are you planning to join the Nigerian Armed Forces this year? Do you intend to become a part of the military and fight for your country regardless of where you are posted?

Then ensure you through every information we have carefully put together for you in this post.

This will help increase your chances of being taken in to become an officer of the NAF this very year.

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  1. Omoleye Samuel Banji

    I what to be among of Nigeria army

  2. Fasasi oluwaseyi

    I which to serve my father’s land

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