Nigerian Army- All About Recruitment

If you’re one of the youths that is passionate of serving Nigeria under Nigerian Army then this post is for you. I use the word “passionate” because that is the only driving force that will keep you moving even when things don’t work out the way you want it.

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What will passion do to you if really you want to join the Nigerian Army? Take time to read about Warrant Officer Luke Tonye because his experience will surely help you get recruited in the Nigerian army.

All you’ll read from now is the exact words of Warrant Officer Luke Tonye . “As a boy I had the zeal of being a soldier man. I love everything about the Nigerian Army ranging from their actions, neatness and gallantness. But my father wasn’t in support of my ambition and tried to convince me to go for other jobs.

But my passion for Nigerian Army keeps growing by the day. My father saw he can’t do anything about it so he decided to give me his blessings. That was the beginning of my journey into Nigeria Army”.

Recruitment

“After my secondary school I immediately applied to join the Nigerian Army. I thought it was going to be easy but it wasn’t. In fact, I am over 5ft tall and healthy so I thought I have all it takes but I was wrong with my assertions.

After going through the whole processes I could not make it, and the worst thing is that nobody will tell you why you are not selected. Due to I am passionate about joining the force I was willing to apply again.

The following year, as soon as the Nigerian Army form was open to the public I applied again. After going through the rigorous processes I didn’t make it. In fact, I applied up to four times and it was at the fifth time I made it into Nigeria Army force.

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But before then, my passion leads me to knowing everything about Nigeria Army. The complete history of the Nigerian Army, their roles and ranks where all I know at my finger tips. In fact, it was at a point where I was telling some group of people all I know about Nigerian military formation that a person promised to help me next time if I apply, which he really did.

To cut long story short, who you know and what you know will help you get whatever you want in life. Therefore, if you’re considering applying to join the Nigerian military then learn everything about it today.

Read Details of Nigerian Army History and Formation Here

Nigerian Army 2018 and Beyond Recruitment Requirements

After critical analysis, it is obvious that Nigerian army form is usually open for public in the first quarter of every year. Precisely, the form is always available between the 3rd and 4th month of every year. So, if you are planning to apply then keep on the watch on these months.

The first step is to download the application form from the Nigerian Army recruitment portal. The form is free and easy to download. But before going to download the form, make sure you meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a Nigerian citizen by birth with evidence such as birth certificate or age declaration from Nigerian court of law
  • You must present your O’ Level certificate such as WAEC, NECO, GCE and NABTEB. And you must have at least 4 credits in not more than 2 sittings. One of the 4 credits must be in English language
  • You Must be within the age range of 18 and 22
  • Mental and physical health must be at its peak. Therefore, it is wise you go for complete and comprehensive medical checkup before applying to join Nigerian Army
  • For male applicants they must be up to 1.68m tall and female applicants must be up to 1.62m tall

If you’re sure you meet these requirements then go ahead to download or fill the online application form. Make sure you keep your application number safe because you will use it to find out if you are successful or not.

Optimism

I am optimistic that if you’re passionate and meet the requirements above, you’ll definitely be shortlisted. And that will lead us to the state screening level. At this point I’ll reveal to you the items you need for state screening. They are:

  • White vest
  • Blue shorts
  • White canvas
  • White socks
  • Original and photocopies of the credentials
  • Scratch cards for online verification of result (WASSEC/GCE/NECO/NABTEB)
  • Writing materials
  • File jacket
  • National Identity card/slip
  • Passports and full size 5 x 7 photographs

Nigerian Army – How to Get a Helper During Recruitment

Believe it or not, who you know must work with what you know before you achieve most things in life. Therefore, you’re going to learn how to know or identify who will help you in joining Nigeria Army today.

The first thing is to make friends with military men. In fact, it is very easy to make friends with the military men. How? You can walk to the nearest barrack or military base close to you. Any military man you see, you can excuse him and start by saying the following:

My name is………………………….. and I am passionate in joining the Nigerian Army. In fact, that will be my greatest achievement in life. I love the military, hence I love you.

My greatest challenge now is that I have nobody to help me if I do my own part. Can you in any way be of assistant to me? Even if you can’t, can you link me to anybody who you think can help me achieve my dream?

With this alone, I bet you, you’ll find a helper who is even more willing to help you. I have used this method in various ways in life and it works for me. Therefore, it must surely work for you, if you’ve the courage and boldness to do it.

After all, you want to join the Nigerian Army, so boldness and courage should not be a problem to you.

Good Luck

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