Nigerian Army Opens Portal for 87 Regular Recruit Intake

The Nigerian Army has commenced the online application of its 87 regular Recruit Intake for a period of five weeks.

How to Apply

(1) Apply online via the recruitment portal

(2) Log on to the above-mentioned link using the username and password and follow the online registration steps

Basic Requirements

(1) Applicants must be single and Nigerian citizens by birth and must possess National Identity Card/NIN slip.

(2) Applicants must be medically, physically and psychologically fit in accordance with Nigerian Army Standards.

(3) Applicants must be free of any criminal conviction by the court of law.

(4) Applicants must possess a valid birth certificate/age declaration endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council.

(5) Applicants must possess a valid certificate of state of origin.

(6) Applicants must not be less than 1.68 meters and 1.65 meters tall for male and female candidates, respectively.

(7) An applicant must not be less than 18 years or more than 22 years for non-trades men/women, while tradesmen/women must not be more than 26 years as at 30 June 24.

(8) All applicants must possess at least a minimum of 4 passes in not more than two sittings in WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB.

(9) In addition to the above qualification, those applying as tradesmen/women must also possess a Trade Test/City Guild Certificate. Details are available on the website.

(10) Interested candidates are advised to log on to the NA recruitment website to complete online registration from 3 May – 7 June 24.

Fridge Benefits

The benefits of joining the Nigerian Army include (1) Job/Career opportunity (2) Enhanced pay/allowances (3) Opportunity to further your education (4) Social integration with people from various tribes/religions (5) Enhanced welfare/Insurance Services (6) Opportunity for all soldiers to own houses in choice locations across Nigeria and (7) Pension and Gratuity.

Application Duration

The application portal is open as from 2 May 24 – 7 June 2024

Instructions to Applicants

i. Candidates are to note that there will be no Pre-Selection Computer Based Test.

ii. No special center for recruitment.

iii. There will be no Zonal Screening Exercise.

iv. All screening of potential recruits will be conducted at the candidates’ respective state of origin.

v. Candidates are not to bring electronic or recording devices to the venue of the State Recruitment Exercise.

vi. Candidates must not have any bodily inscriptions or tattoos.

vii. Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to secondary)

viii. Candidates must not belong to any cult/society/fraternity.

ix. Any candidate who falsifies or forges his/her results and is discovered even during training at Depot NA will be withdrawn from training.

x. Candidates are advised in their own interest not to give any form of gratification or inducement to any person or group of persons to assist them in the recruitment exercise.

xi. Candidates are advised to come with their NIN slip.

xii. Candidates are advised to carefully study the instructions on the website or call the following support lines if in doubt: 07036499094 and 09041116433.

xiii. Names of shortlisted candidates for screening would be published on the NA website for the awareness of all candidates.

xiv. Applicants with ability to swim will have added advantage.

Age Requirements
The age requirements for trade and non-trades are

  1. Non-Trades is 18 years – 22 years
  2. Trades is 18 years – 26 years

Educational Qualification

1. All applicants must have WASCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB.

2. In addition to the above qualification, those applying as tradesmen/women must also possess a Trade Test/City Guild Certificate.


All shortlisted candidates are expected to report to their respective states of origin for the screening exercise as from 20 June – 3 July 2024.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Discover more from Felix Omoko's Blog

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading