Do you wish to join the Nigerian Army, are you looking for the Nigerian Army Recruitment Requirements? There are specific requirements you should know.
In this post, we have highlighted these Nigerian Army Recruitment Requirements— Brief Bios of the Nigerian Army, Physical Features, Nigerian Army Recruitment Portal, Nigerian Army Official Website www.army.mil.ng.
But first, let’s take a quick look at the Nigerian Army.
The Nigerian Army (NA)
The Nigerian Army (NA) is the largest component of the Nigerian Armed Forces, and responsible for land warfare operations. It is governed by the Nigerian Army Council (NAC). It bears the brunt of the nation’s security challenges, notably the Boko Haram insurgency.
The Nigerian Army is governed by the Nigerian Army Council (NAC). The Nigerian Army is functionally organized into combat arms, which are infantry and armored; the combat support arms, which are artillery, engineers and signals; the combat support services comprise medical, supply and transport, ordinance and finance. Others include the military police, intelligence, physical training, chaplains, public relations and band.
Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) located in Minna is responsible for doctrinal, training and combat development, and supervises training centres. There are 17 Corps Training Schools and the Nigerian Army College of Logistics (NACOL).
Current formations include:
- 1 Division, headquartered in Kaduna
- 2 Division (HQ in Ibadan)
- 3 Armoured Division HQ in Jos
- 6th Amphibious Division HQ Port Harcourt
- 7th Infantry Division (OP-LD) HQ in Maiduguri
- 8th Division HQ Sokoto
- 81 Division (Amphibious) HQ in Lagos
- 82 Division (Airborne and Amphibious) HQ in Enugu
- Training and Doctrine Command HQ Minna
Chiefs of the Nigerian Army
Following is a chronological list of officers holding the position of General Officer Commanding (GOC) or Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
|Maj Gen Kenneth G. Exham||GOC||1956–1959||Duke of Wellington’s Regiment|
|Maj Gen Norman Foster||GOC||1960–1962|
|Maj Gen John Alexander Mackenzie||GOC||1963||2nd Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers|
|Maj Gen Sir Christopher Welby-Everard||GOC||1963–1965||Last British GOC|
|Maj Gen Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi||GOC||1965–1966||Later military ruler|
|Lt Col Yakubu Gowon FSS||COAS||January 1966 – July 1966||Later military ruler|
|Lt Col Joseph Akahan OFR FSS||COAS||May 1967 – May 1968|
|Maj Gen Hassan Katsina rcds psc||COAS||May 1968 – January 1971|
|Maj Gen David Ejoor||COAS||January 1971 – July 1975|
|Lt Gen Theophilus Danjuma||COAS||July 1975 – October 1979|
|Lt Gen Ipoola Alani Akinrinade CFR FSS||COAS||October 1979 – April 1980|
|Lt Gen Gibson Jalo CFR FSS JSS||COAS||April 1980 – October 1981|
|Lt Gen Mohammed Inuwa Wushishi CFR FSS||COAS||October 1981 – October 1983|
|Maj Gen Ibrahim Babangida||COAS||January 1984 – August 1985||Later military ruler|
|Lt Gen Sani Abacha GCON, DSS mni||COAS||August 1985 – August 1990||Last military ruler|
|Lt Gen Salihu Ibrahim FSS FHWC||COAS||August 1990 – September 1993|
|Lt Gen Aliyu Gusau Mohammed DSS rcds||COAS||September 1993 – November 1993|
|Maj Gen Chris Alli CRG DSS ndc psc(+)||COAS||November 1993 – August 1994??|
|Maj Gen Alwali Kazir DSS Usawc psc(+)||COAS||August 1994 – March 1996|
|Lt Gen Ishaya Bamaiyi DSS Usawc psc(+)||COAS||March 1996 – May 1999|
|Lt Gen Victor Malu DSS mni fwc psc||COAS||May 1999 – April 2001|
|Lt Gen Alexander Ogomudia||COAS||April 2001 – June 2003||Later Chief of Defence Staff|
|Lt Gen Martin Luther Agwai||COAS||June 2003 – June 2006||Later Force Commander of the UNAMID|
|Lt Gen Owoye Andrew Azazi||COAS||1 June 2006 – May 2007||Later Chief of Defence Staff|
|Lt Gen Luka Yusuf||COAS||June 2007 – August 2008|
|Lt Gen Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau||COAS||August 2008 – September 2010|
|Lt Gen Onyabor Azubuike Ihejirika||COAS||September 2010 – January 2014|
|Lt Gen Kenneth Minimah||COAS||January 2014 – July 2015|
|Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai||COAS||July 2015 – Present||Commander Multinational Joint Task Force (May 2015 – July 2015)|
Nigerian Army Recruitment Requirements
The following are the Requirements To Apply For Nigerian Army Recruitment;
- Applicants must be a Nigerian citizen by birth and possess a National Identity Card.
- Possess a minimum of 4 credits in not more than 2 sittings in WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB. One of the credits must be in the English Language.
- In addition to the above qualification, those applying for Tradesmen/women must also possess OND/Trades Test/City and Guild Certificate.
- Be between the ages of 18 – 22 years for non-tradesmen/women while tradesmen/women must be between the ages of 18 – 26 ears by 18 February 2019.
- Not be less than 1.68 metres and 1.62 metres tall for male and female candidates
- Knowledge of additional Nigerian language other than mothers tongue is an added advantage.
ALL DOCUMENTS WILL BE VERIFIED FROM THE APPROPRIATE ISSUING AUTHORITY. ALL THOSE WITH FAKE DOCUMENTS WILL BE HANDED OVER TO THE POLICE FOR PROSECUTION.
How to Apply for Nigerian Army Recruitment
Interested candidates are to:
- Make sure you are currently on the official recruitment portal https://naportal.com.ng
- Create a user account to enable you to log in. Your username must be a functional email
- Complete the application form, submit online and print a copy. Then, print and complete the Guarantor Form as appropriate.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
- There will be no Pre-selection Computer Based Test to be conducted on candidates.
- No special center for recruitment.
- There will no Zonal Screening Exercise.
- All screening of potential recruits will be done at the candidates’ respective state of origin.
- Any candidates who falsify or forges his/her results and discovered even during training at Deport NA would be withdrawn.
- All candidates are to report to the Screening Centres with their bank Verification Number Printout.
- 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.
- You are advised to carefully read the instructions on this portal or call the following support lines if in doubt: 0905 992 4328 and 0802 656 9770.
- Name of shortlisted candidates for screening would be released on 28 January 2019 on the website.
- Shortlisted candidates are to report to their respective states of origin for the screening exercise on 29 January 2019.
- Successful candidates would be transported to Deport NA for documentation and training from 9 Feb 2019.
Nigerian Army Recruitment Portal
The Nigerian Navy Recruitment Portal 2019/2020 can be accessed via the link below.
- Nigerian Army Recruitment Portal: https://naportal.com.ng/
- Nigerian Army Official Website: https://www.army.mil.ng/
- Nigerian Army E Application Portal: https://www.nigerianarmyms.ng/index.php
The online application is free!
Don’t pay money to anyone who claims to work with the board or who is selling the form because it is all free
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