Nigerian Army Recruitment 2022 Application Form Portal: Requirements and Guide –

Nigerian Army Recruitment 2022 Application Form Portal: Requirements and Guide –

Nigerian Army Recruitment Portal 2022: Requirements and Guide – The Nigerian Army recruitment form is out for the 82 Regular Recruit Intake for Trades / Non-Tradesmen & Women. The application form is now available on the official Nigerian Army recruitment portal – All interested applicants should follow our application guide on how to apply successfully.

The Nigerian Army recruitment application form 2022 is out and the Nigerian Army recruitment application portal is where you will be able to apply for the Army job.  In this article, you will see all the information you need about Nigerian Army recruitment 2022. Here you will see the official Nigerian Army recruitment portal, application requirements, and a step-by-step guide on how to apply on the Nigeria Army 80rri recruitment portal –

You might want to ask, is Nigerian army recruitment form out? Are you one of those military obsessed young Nigerians who is in love with the Nigeria Army and always on the lookout for the military recruitment exercise? You are not alone as there are many young Nigerians like you who keep asking about the requirements when is the recruitment into the Nigerian army coming up? These questions and many more like career overview of the Nigerian Army, ranks, salary structure, application guide, and success tips for the application process are covered in detail in this post. Nigerian Army Recruitment Portal

About The Nigerian Army

Nigerian Army Recruitment Portal 2021: Requirements and Guide

The Nigerian Army is undisputedly the largest military organization in the country and of course Africa. It is a part of the Nigerian Armed Forces established in 1956 from the Royal West African Frontier Force by the British Colonial Government. Nigerian Army became fully Nigerianised after independence in 1960.

The statutory roles and responsibilities of the Nigerian Army are outlined in section 112 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended). Its primary responsibility is the defence of the country’s land territory against internal and external aggression. Other roles of the Nigerian military include land warfare. The Nigerian Army’s motto is ‘Victory is From God Alone’. The Nigerian Army exists under the Ministry of Defence and is headed by the Chief of Army Staff, COAS who is answerable to the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. The current COAS is Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai.

See Also: How to Join The Nigerian Army

Administrative Structure of the Nigerian Army                           

The Nigerian Army operates under many departments, Directorates and Formations. It is through these departments that the 3Cs of the military suffice i.e. Command, Communication and Control. Through it commands are issued, communications passed, control coordinated, and discipline maintained and cohesion achieved in the Nigerian army. The departments of the Nigerian Army include: Department of Army Administration, Department of Policy and Planning, Department of Army Training and Operation, Department of Army Logistics, Department of Civil Military Affairs, Welfare Limited/Guarantee and Army Transformation and Innovation Centre.

The Nigerian Army also has the Directorate of Army Public Relations which handles the public image of the Nigerian military force. Nigerian Army is also structured under about 8 Divisions among which are 1 – 3 Divisions headquartered in Kaduna, Ibadan and Jos respectively. Others are 81st Division (Amphibious) headquartered in Lagos, 82nd Division (Airborne and Amphibious) headquartered in Enugu, 6th Division (Amphibious) headquartered in Port Harcourt, 7th Division, otherwise known as (JTF – RO) headquartered in Maiduguri and finally 8th Division in Sokoto plus the Guard Brigade in Abuja. The Nigerian Army also has 14 locations around the country which cannot be listed here because of space. jamb result

Career Overview in the Nigerian Army

Officers in the Nigerian Army are in different category. There are Commissioned Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers. Also recruitment into the force is either through the Direct Short service or Short Service or recruitment.

Different Between Direct Short Service, Short Service and Recruits

Direct Short Service Commission: made up of people who have graduated from conventional tertiary institutions such as Universities and Polytechnics with B.Sc. and HND degrees. They become Commissioned officers after their Training which is not combat focus as they are posted to the officer corps and units such as administration, finance, band, legal services etc. They are instantly given the ranks of Lieutenant after induction into the Army.

Short Service Commission: officers in this category are also graduates from tertiary institutions who are trained for combat in the Nigerian Army. Unlike officers in the Direct Short Service Commission, they are posted to battle front after training.

NDA Cadets: the Nigeria Defence Academy Graduates are trained as officer cadets and commissioned after five years of intense military and combatant course into the Officers Corps with ranks of 2nd Lieutenants

Recruits: they are the rank and file soldiers also known as constabulary in military terms trained mainly for combat or to be used in war times.

After training the officers in the various categories are posted to different departments, units, command, formations, divisions of the Nigerian Army according to their disciplines and specialties. They are also deployed for international engagements namely: ECOWAS Monitoring Group (ECOMOG), UN Peacekeeping Forces etc. and many other national operations like MESA, Operation Crocodile Smiles etc. and land border patrol.

Nigerian Army Ranks

Ranks in the Nigerian Army starts from Field Marshall at the top and ends with the 2nd Lieutenant for the Commissioned Officers Cadet and from Master Warrant Officer to recruit for the Non-Commissioned Officers.

See full: Nigerian Army Ranks And Symbols

They are as follows

Ranks for the Commissioned Officers:

  1. Field Marshall
  2. General
  3. Lieutenant General
  4. Major General
  5. Brigadier General
  6. Major General
  7. Colonel
  8. Lieutenant Colonel
  9. Major
  10. Captain
  11. First Lieutenant
  12. Second Lieutenant

Ranks Non-Commissioned Officers

  1. Master Chief Warrant
  2. Warrant Officer
  3. Staff Sergeant
  4. Corporal
  5. Lance Corporal
  6. Private
  7. Recruit

See Also: Nigerian Navy Recruitment

Nigerian Army Salary Structure

  • General                           N1.500,000
  • Lieutenant General       N1,000,000
  • Maj. Gen.                         N 950,000
  • Brigadier General           N 750,000
  • Colonel                             N 550,000
  • Lt. Col.                               N 350,000
  • Major                                N300,000
  • Captain                             N 220,000
  • Lieutenant                        N 180,000
  • Second Lieutenant          N 120,000
  • Master Warrant Officer  N 90,000
  • Staff Sergeant                   N 68,000
  • Sergeant                            N 63,000
  • CORPORAL                        N 58,000
  • Recruit                               N 48,000

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Nigerian Army Recruitment Requirements

Here are the requirements for the Nigerian Army recruitment 82rri.

  • Applicant must be single and Nigerian citizen by birth and must possess National Identity Card/ NIN or BVN.
  • Applicant must be medically, physically, and psychologically fit according to Nigerian Army standards.
  • Applicant must be free of any criminal conviction by the court of law.
  • Applicants must possess a valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission. Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
  • All applicants must have WASCE / GCE / NECO / NABTEB / Trades Test / City Guild Certificate. waec result
  • An applicant must not be less than 18 years and not more than 22 years for non-tradesmen/women while tradesmen/women must not be more than 27 years as at the commencement of training by 31 Jan 2022.
  • Measurement in height at least not less than 1.68 meters and 1.62 meters tall for male and female candidates respectively.
  • Applicant must possess a valid certificate of state of origin.

Application for Trades Men/Women Category should be into the following:

    • Nigerian Army Engineering Corps: Tilling Works (Twks), Draughtsman (D/Man), Plant Operator Mechanic (POM), POP Designer/Screeding, Land Survey (L/Svy) Electrical/Electronics Technology, Carpentry/Wood Technology, Metal Works, Plumbing, Masonry/Concrete Technology, Painting and Graphics Arts.
    • Nigerian Army Signals Corps: Electrical/Electronic Technicians, Phones/Computer Hardware Maintenance/Repairers, Computer Operators, Ethical Hackers (Cyber Security) and Computing/Computer Forensics Expert, Installation and Maintenance of Audio Conferencing, Installation and Maintenance of Video Conferencing, Design and Installation of Internet Protocol Telephony, Digital Image and Video Processing, Website Management, VSat Installer, Microwave Comms Expert, Rigger.
    • Nigerian Army Intelligence Corps: Knowledge and Skills in UAV, Drone etc, Computer Web and Application Designer (HTML,CSS), Radio and
    • Telecommunication Engineer/Technicians, Network Administrators (Should be able to manage a Local Area Network and Virtual Private Network),  Computer Networking, General IT Knowledge, Computer, Phone and Mobile devices repair and maintenance, Geographic Information System, Cybersecurity/Ethical hacking, Server Administration.
    • Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and Transport: Drivers, Firemen, Caterers (emphasis on male).
    • Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps: Textile Rofitters and Leather Works, Graphic Designers, Spare Part Technicians, Accounting Technicians, Tailor, Textile Technology, Printing Technology.
    • Nigerian Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Corps: Vehicle Diesel Mechanics, Vehicle Petrol Mechanics, Fabricators/Panel Beaters, Crane Operators, Hydraulic/Pneumatic Technicians, Caterpillar/Excavator Mechanics, Auto Elect, Powertrans Mechanics(gearbox), Vulcanizers (to be trained as combined rec mech/vulcanizers), Electro Medical, Machinist/instruments, Fuel Injector Specialist, Welders, Upholstery techs, Generator/Power Plant Techs, Spray Painting, Hydraulic Mechanics, electronics Technicians, Mechatronics, Brake System specialist, Truck/Heavy duty Veh Mech, Office eqpt techs, Air condition specialist, Fab/Panel Beater, Lathe/Mill Machinist (Turner), Programmers (Arduino/G Codes), Pneumatics Technician.
    • Nigerian Army Medical Corps: Electron Medicals, Radiographers, Occupational Therapy Technicians, Physiotherapy Technicians, Pharmacy Technicians, Nurses, Xray technicians, Dieticians Technicians, Medical Lab Technicians, Health Information Management, Health Service Admin, Optometry Technicians, Morticians, Speech Therapy Technicians, Dental Technicians, Environmental Health Technicians, Electromedical.
    • Directorate of Army Physical Training (PT): Archery, Athletics, Basketball, Boxing, Calisthenics, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Kickboxing, Polo, Shooting, Swimming, Taekwondo, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling.

Nigerian Army recruitment age limit:

Here are the Nigerian Army recruitment age limit or the Nigerian Army recruitment age requirements.

  • Minimum Age (Non – Trades) – 18 years
  • Maximum Age (Non – Trades) – 22 years
  • Minimum Age (Trades) – 18 years
  • Maximum Age (Trades) – 27 years

Nigerian Army recruitment Height Requirements

  • Minimum Height (Male) – 1.68
  • Minimum Height (Female) – 1.62

Minimum Educational Qualification

  • All applicants must have WASCE / GCE / NECO / NABTEB / Trades Test / City Guild Certificate.

See Also: Nigeria Police Recruitment

General Instructions

  • 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 candidates’ respective state of origin.
  • Candidates are not to bring electronic or recording devices to the venue of the State Recruitment Exercise.
  • Candidates are also expected to adhere to COVID-19 protocols which include regular washing of hands, use of face mask and observing physical distance. dollar to naira
  • Any candidates who falsifies or forges his/her results and is discovered even during training at Depot NA would be withdrawn.
  • 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.
  • Candidates are advised to carefully read the instruction on the website or call the following support lines if in doubt: 070812711985 and 07041467033.
  • Names of shortlisted candidates would be published on the NA website for the awareness of all candidates.
  • Shortlisted candidates are to report to their respective states of origin for the screening exercise as and when due
  • All documents will be verified from the approporiate issuing authority. All those with fake documents will be handed over to the Police for prosecution.

How to Apply for Nigerian Army Recruitment 2022

Interested and qualified candidates should see detailed instructions on how to apply on the Nigerian Army recruitment portal.

Application Guide

  • When the page opens, create a user account to enable you login. Your username must be a functional email.
  • Log on to the above-mentioned link using the username and password.
  • Complete the application form, upload relevant documents, submit it online, and print a copy. Then, print and complete the Guarantor Form as appropriate.
  • Ensure you bring with you copies of the application and guarantor forms to the designated state recruitment centres.

Tips to succeed in the Application Process for Nigerian Army

  1.             Follow instruction
  2.             Apply within stipulated time i.e. 23 November to 6 December for 2020

    III.            Be among the first hundred applicants.

  1.             Avoid multiple application

The above article has covered everything you need to know about the Nigerian Army recruitment process, requirements for qualification, application guide and tips to help you succeed in the entire application exercise. Although the recruitment portal of the Nigerian Army is not currently open, we promise to keep you updated as soon as it does.

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