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  • Posted: Sep 14, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 14, 2020
  • Note: Never pay any money to any recruiter for any purpose (certificates, medical testing, interview, work kit or any other thing).
    The history of the Nigerian Army dates to 1863, when Lt Glover of the Royal Navy selected 18 indigenes from the Northern part of the country and organized them into a local force, known as the "Glover Hausas". The small force was used by Glover as governor of Lagos to mount punitive expedition in the Lagos hinterland and to protect British trade ro...
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    80 Regular Recruit Intake


    The Basic Recruit military training for Trades and Non-Tradesmen is a Short Period Training for people with and without trade skills to enlist in to the Nigerian Army as Trade and Non-trade soldiers. The training last for a period of 6 months of training and is applicable to candidates who possess a minimum of Secondary School leaving Certificate.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Applicants must be a Nigerian citizen by birth and possess a National Identity Cards.
    • Applicants must be medically, physically and psychologically fit.
    • Applicants must be free of any criminal conviction by the court of law.
    • All applicants must possess at a minimum of 4 credits in not more than 2 sittings in WASSCE, GCE, NECO or NABTEB at O Level including English Language
    • In addition to the above qualification, those applying as tradsemen /women must also possess Test/City Guild Certificate.
    • Knowledge of additional Nigerian language other than mother tongue is an added advantage

    All documents will be verified from the appropraite issuing authority. All those with fake documents will be handed over to the Nigerian Police for prosecution.


    Minimium Age (Non - Trades) 18
    Maximium Age (Non - Trades) 22
    Minimium Age (Trades) 28
    Maximium Age (Trades) 35
    Minimium Height (Male) 1.68
    Minimium Height (Female) 1.62
    Minimium Educational Qualification Minimum 4 credits in not more than 2 sittings in WASSCE, GCE, NECO or NABTEB

    Method of Application


    • Candidates are to note that there will be no Pre-Selection Computer Based Test.
    • No special centre for recruitment.
    • There will be no Zonal Screening Exercise.
    • All screening of potential recruits will be conducted at the candidate’s respective state of origin.
    • Candidates are also expected to adhere to COVID-19 protocols which includes: regular washing of hands, use of face masks and observing physical distancing.
    • Any candidate who falsifies or forges his/her results and is discovered even during training at Depot NA would be withdrawn and prosecuted by Law.
    • Candidates are advised to come with their BVN printout.
    • Candidates are advised in their own interest not to give any form of gratification of inducement to any person or group of persons to assist them in the recruitment exercise.
    • You are advised to carefully read the instruction on the website or call the following support lines if in doubt; 07081271985 and 07041467033.
    • Names of shortlisted candidates for screening would be released publicly.
    • Shortlisted candidates are to report to their respective state of origin for the screening exercise on 23 November - 6 December 2020.
    • Successful candidates would be transported to Depot NA for documentation and trainman from 7 December 2020.
    Interested and qualified? Go to Nigerian Army on to apply
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