Nigerian Navy Recruitment 2021: Application Form Portal, Requirements and Guide

In this post, we give you all the information you need about the Nigerian Navy recruitment 2021. Here you will see the official Navy recruitment portal, application requirements, and a step-by-step guide on how to apply.

The ‘Onward Together’ motto, discipline and neatness of officers among other things places the Nigerian Navy as first among equals military organization in the heart of many citizens. As a result, millions of Nigerians scout for the Nigerian Navy recruitment yearly. 2020 recruitment exercise is just at its concluding stage. Meanwhile, a minute pause of silence for the 10 young men who lost their lives at a ghastly motor accident on their way to Kano, from Gagarawa Local Government Area of Jigawa state on Friday 11 December, 2020.

That notwithstanding, if you are among Nigerians like my young friends who admire the Nigerian Navy and thus dream to have a career there during her next recruitment exercise, keep reading as i have got you covered in this blog post. It’s in this post you’ll know all the details of the Nigerian Navy recruitment exercise where you can arm yourself with against subsequent recruitments. Although the 2020 Nigerian Navy recruitment is almost concluded, as the computer Based Aptitude Test took place on 12 December, 2020, and candidates awaiting shortlisting anytime soon; it is certain that the force will conduct another recruitment exercise cum 2021 due to demanding security challenges in the country.  The security situation places high demand for security personnel across the various security outfits in the country including Navy. It is therefore in your best interest to be conversant with the recruitment processes if you are interested in being an officer in the force. That’s what this post intends to do for you.

Nigerian Navy Recruitment 2021: Application Form Portal, Requirements and Guide

Read on.

Brief History of the Nigerian Navy

The Nigerian Navy has undergone a series of transformations since its creation by the British Colonial Government 1914, but the most interesting one are the last change from Royal Nigerian Navy in 1959 to the Nigerian Navy in 1963 when Nigeria became a Republic. The law governing the statutory role and rules of operations of the Nigerian Navy came into force in 1964 after the repeal of the 1958 Ordnance was replaced by the Navy Act of 1964. In the Act, the Nigerian Navy is given sole responsibility for Naval Defense of Nigeria i.e. providing security and surveillance to the Nigerian waterways. Furthermore, the 1999 Constitution of the federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) incorporated the Navy Act and gave the Nigerian Navy expanded military role, especially in the maritime sector of the economy.

Career Overview in the Nigerian Navy

The career structure in the Nigerian Navy is based on commands which serve as administrative headquarters of the force in different zones. There are specifically 5 commands, further structured into 3 operational commands with headquarters across the zones. The commands are as follows:

  • Western Naval Command headquartered in Apapa, Lagos
  • Central Naval Command headquartered in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state
  • Eastern Naval Command headquartered in Calabar, Cross River State.
  • The operational Commands of the Nigerian Navy include:
  • The Navy Training Command, Apapa, Lagos
  • Logistics Command, Oghara, Delta State.

The Naval commands are headed by Flag Admirals whose ranks are equivalent to that of a Rear Admiral. Personnel of the Nigerian Navy are also deployed to Policy and Planning, Training, Administration, Engineering, Account & Budget, Safety, and Standards.

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Nigerian Navy Ranks and Positions

Ranks in the Nigerian Navy are classified into 2 categories or what is known in a military terms as cadets namely: commissioned and a non-commissioned officers or cadets.

Ranks for the commissioned officers are as follows:

  1. Admiral of the Fleet
  2. Admiral
  3. Vice Admiral
  4. Rear Admiral
  5. Commodore
  6. Captain
  7. Commander
  8. Lieutenant Commander
  9. Lieutenant
  10. Sub-Lieutenant
  11. Acting Sub-Lieutenant
  12. Mid-Shipman

Ranks for non-commissioned officers:

  1. Warrant Chief Petty Officer
  2. Chief Petty Officer
  3. Petty O0fficer
  4. Leading Rating
  5. Able Rating
  6. Ordinary Rating
  7. Trainee

Nigerian Navy Salary Structure 

Salary for Commissioned Officers in the Nigerian Navy are as follows in order of ranks:

  • Admiral of the Fleet/Admiral = N1.358,595
  • Vice Admiral = N1.133,602
  • Rear Admiral = N1.003,245
  • Commodore = N615,488
  • Captain = N309,654
  • Commander = N281,673
  • Lieutenant Commander = N230,652
  • Lieutenant = N195,685
  • Sub-Lieutenant = N150,625
  • Acting Sub-Lieutenant = N130,852

Salary for Non-commissioned Officers of the Nigerian Navy are as follows:

  • Warrant Chief Petty Officer = N120,853
  • Chief Petty Officer = N90,825
  • Petty Officer = N80,852
  • Leading Rating = N70,855
  • Able Rating = N50,855
  • Ordinary Rating = N45,854
  • Trainee/Cadet = N39, 253.

Data source (africanmilitaryblog.com)

Nigerian Navy Officers also have other benefits and allowances attached to their salaries.

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Nigeria Navy Recruitment Process

Application for Navy jobs in Nigeria is always done online at the Nigeria Navy recruitment portal.

The recruitment process of the Nigerian Navy which is almost concluding for 2020 begins with an online registration process where applicants are designated and advised to present their completed online registration printouts forms.

Screening of applicant’s credentials then follows at the various recruitment centers across the country. The 2020 Navy recruitment exercise started on 5 August and closed on 18 August while the aptitude test took place on 12 December 2020. We will bring you information on the 2021 recruitment exercise.

Requirements for Nigerian Navy Recruitment

According to the spokesman of the Nigerian Navy Suleman Dahun in a statement marking the beginning of Nigerian Navy recruitment 2020, applicants must:

  1. Be single
  2. Be Nigerian by birth
  3. Not be less than 1.69 m tall for male applicants and 1.65 for female
  4. Possess minimum of 5 credits in not more than 2 sittings WASCE/SSCE/NECO/NABTEB (with English and Mathematics inclusive).
  5. Be within the ages of 18 – 22 years old or 18 – 26 for those with ND, NCE Nurses and motor transport department.
  6. Present their online registration completed forms at the various designated recruitment centers
  7. Present declaration of age certification by parent/Guardian form
  8. Local government Area certification form
  9. Guarantor’s form

How to Apply for Nigeria Navy Jobs

As of the time of writing this post, the Nigeria navy recruitment form has not been released. Once its released, applicants can register at the Nigerian Navy recruitment portal here www.joinnigeriannavy.com.

Tips for Successful Application for Nigerian Navy Recruitment

  • Follow instruction strictly
  • Go through the application exercise yourself
  • Show passion for the job
  • Learn the basics about the force
  • Avoid multiple application

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Wrapping Up

The above article has taken care of virtually everything you need to know about the recruitment process, requirements, methods of application, career overview, salary structure, ranks etc. of the Nigerian Navy. We promise to keep you updated as to when the next recruitment for the Nigerian Navy will open for application.



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