Air Force Begins Online Recruitment Application


The Nigerian Air Force has commenced online recruitment of trade and non-trade men and women between age 18 – 28 for SSCE, NCE, ND, Driver and chaplain corps for six week.

The online registration will starts on 30 October 2023 and closes on 11 December 2023. Qualified applicants after the registration process would be invited for Selection Board Interview Exercise after which the list of successful candidates would be published in newspapers and online for Basic Military Training.

Instructions for Applicants

1. Nationality: Applicants must be Nigerian citizens by birth.

2. Age: Applicants must be between the age of 18 and 28 depending your qualification.

2a. Non-tradesmen/women  between  18 and 22 years.

2b. Tradesmen/women must be between 18 and 25 years of age.

2c. For Chaplains Assistant/Assistant Imams and Driver/Mechanic between 18 and 28 years of age 

3. Marital Status: Applicants must be single.

4. Height: Minimum height is 1.66m or 5.4ft for males and 1.63m or 5.3ft for females.

5. Medical Fitness: Applicants must be medically, physically and psychologically fit and must meet the Nigerian Air Force medical and employment standards.

6. Local Government Area Attestation Form: Applicants’ Local Government Area Attestation Form must be  duly signed.

The Local Government Area Attestation Form must be accompanied by the passport photograph and photocopy of the signees’ Drivers Licence or National ID Card or International Passport. The signee is also to authenticate behind the applicants’ passport photograph.

7. Presentation of original credentials
Successful applicants are required to submit their original credentials for scrutiny at the Selection Board Interview Exercise. The credentials include the following: Including two recent passport, original and photocopies of birth certificate or Declaration of Age, educational/ trade certificates, indigeneship certificate from LGA of Origin and attestation of Good Character from a reputable officer.

8. Applicants must provide valid email addresses and telephone numbers in course of the online registration process. False information will not be entertained by NAF.

9. Applicants must print out their the following forms after completing the online application: Acknowledgment Slip, Attestation of Parent/Guardians Form and Local Government Area Attestation Form.

10. Successful applicants would be invited for Selection Board Interview Exercise through the portal.

Academy Requirements for Trade and Non-Trade Men/Women

11. Non-Tradesmen/Women: Applicants applying for Non-Tradesmen/Women must posses a minimum of 5 credits, including Mathematics and English Language, in not more than 2 sittings in SSCE/NECO/GCE/NABTEB. In addition, applicants are required to possess their school’s testimonials.

12. Tradesmen/Women:

a.      Applicants with ND/NCE must possess at least upper credit from accredited institutions and must possess a minimum of 5 credits, including Mathematics and English, in not more than 2 sittings in SSCE/NECO/GCE/NABTEB.

b. Applicants applying as drivers and other trade skills that require Trade test must possess a minimum of 2 passes in  SSCE/NECO/GCE/NABTEB with a credit in English in addition to their Trade Test Certificate and valid driving licence for drivers.

c. Applicants applying as sportsmen/women are to present evidence of their professional experience, which should include certificates and medals.

13. Requirements for Tradesmen/women:Applicants applying as Tradesmen/women are advised to carefully read the requirements below before filling the form:

a. Aircraft Engineering:ND Aircraft Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Avionics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical/Electronic and Trade Test in Auto Painting, Auto-Panel Beating, Upholstery, Welding and Generator Repairer.

b. Armament Technology:ND Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Automobile Engineering and Trade Test Certificate in AGE.

c. Air Traffic Services: ND in Meteorology, Air Traffic Controller Assistant, Base Operator, Flight Dispatcher and Fire Fighter.

d. Professional Allied to Medicine:ND in Pharmacy Technician, Medical Lab Technician, Medical Imaging/X-ray Technician, Medical Records Technician and Biomedical Technician.

e. Nurses:Must be registered and have a current practicing license from the Nigerian Nursing and Midwifery Council. Also hold a post basic qualification in any of these specialties: Anesthetic Nurse, Pediatric Nurse, Critical Care Nurse, Burns and Plastic Nurse, RN/RM, Emergency Nurse, Orthopedic Nurse, Ophthalmic Nurse, Disaster Nurse, Cardio Pulmonary Nurse, Theatre Nursing, Ear/Nose and Throat Nurse, and Oncology Nurse.

f. Communication and Information and Space Technology: ND Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security, Computer Hardware Engineering/Software Engineering, Computer Networking, Satellite Communication/Satellite Ground Station Engineering, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information System (GIS), Geography, Geo-physics/Physics.

g. Administration:ND Public Administration, Office Technology and Management, Business Administration/Management, Statistics..

h. Account and Budget:ND Accounting, Economics.

i. Logistics:ND Purchasing and Supply, Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Trade skill like Tailoring are to come with Test Certificate.

j. Air Provost:ND Sociology, Criminology, Psychology and Veterinary Assistant and Statistician (Record Analyst). 

k. Air Intelligence:ND/Diploma Cartography, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Forensics, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Cyber Security, Remote Sensing/GIS Experts, French Language and Arabic Language.

l.Veterinary Assistance:ND Animal Health and relevant veterinary related fields.

m. Languages:NCE French, Mandarin, Russian and Arabic.

n. Education:NCE English, Mathematics, Technical Education, Business Studies, Fine/Cultural and Creative Arts, Computer Science Education, Integrated Science, Christian Religious Knowledge, Islamic Religious Knowledge, French, Hausa/Igbo/Yoruba Languages, Agricultural Science, Music, and Early Childhood Care Education/Primary Education.

o. Works/Services:ND Building Technology, Civil Engineering, Estate Management, Land Survey, Quantity Surveyor, Town Planning, Draughtsman (Structures), Urban and Regional Planning, Architecture, Water supply and sanitation, Highway Engineering, Surveying and Geoinformatics, Electrical Electronics and Mechanical Engineering. Trade Test Certificate in Domestic Electrician, Plumbing, Aluminum Fabricator, Welding, Carpentry, Painting, Sign-Writing, Masonry, Draughtsman, Refrigeration, Tiling, POP Installation and Air-Conditioning.

p. Public Relations:ND Mass Communication, Journalism, Broadcasting.Trade Test Certificate in Videography/Photography and Graphics Design.

q.Legal Clerks:SSCE/NECO/GCE/NABTEB and Trade Test certificate, valid current driver’s license and practical experience.

r. Chaplain Assistant:ND/Diploma in Theology, Catechesis and Certificate in Religious Studies.

s. Assistant Imam:ND/Diploma in Islamic Studies, Arabic language & Literature and NCE Sharia Law.

t. Driver/Mechanic:Trade Test certificate Grade I, II & III, valid current driver’s license and practical experience.

u. Catering:ND Catering Services/Hotel Management.

v. Music: ND/NCE/Diploma/SSCE in Trumpeter/Bugler, Saxophonist, Percussionist, Euphonium/Tuba, Guitarist/Keyboardist, Musical Instrument Technology, Sound Technology and Vocalist. Playing experience in any recognised Band is an added advantage.

w. Sports: ND/NCE/ certificate in Physical and Health Education (PHE), physical Education and Human Kinetics. Interested person must present evidence of professional experience which should include Certificate of participation and medal(s) in national and international sporting competitions. 

In addition, a recommendation letter from the Athlete’s State Sport Council and membership of National Sporting Association is an added advantage.

How to Apply
To apply, applicants should visit the Nigerian Air Force Recruitment portal and selec Trade Men/Women to start their application.

For Support
Contact the following phone numbers and email from Monday to Friday between 9:30AM and 5:30PM. Call: 09064432351 and 09055840142, Email: 

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