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Nigerian Navy – How To Be Recruited?

If you’re reading this post now, it is obvious you may be considering  joining the Nigerian Navy. Or you really want to know more about the Nigerian Navy. Whichever way, you will learn more today.

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Before going into details, I will like to tell you brief story how a young man by name Salisu Abubakar got recruited into Nigerian Navy some years back.

According to Abubakar, his childhood dream was to become a naval officer and he really actualized it. His passion was the only thing that gave him the breakthrough he needed to become an officer.

He further explained, “Because I was passionate of becoming a Nigerian Naval officer, I took time to learn everything about Nigerian Navy. I learned the history, their ranks, their nature of work and everything about them.

One day, I was traveling to Kaduna state from Lagos state and I sat beside and average aged man in a car. The man was so friendly because immediately we left the park; he turned to me and asked me my name. I told him and he asked again do I Know I am his neighbor now, I smiled and said yes.

He said as his neighbor do I care to tell him what I do for a living. It was at this point I told him that I have no job. He smiled and asked what kind of job will I love to do? I told him I have passion to join Nigerian Navy.

In fact, I have applied 4 times but could not get it and that I am ready to apply again and again until I get it. What came out of his mount was “What a passion”. Then he asked, can I tell him what I know about Nigerian Navy.

It was at this point I told him when and how Nigerian Navy came into existence, their ranks and the job duties and many more.


I never knew that the man seated next to me was a senior naval officer. After seeing my passion and burning desire to join the Nigerian navy he promised helping me in the next navy recruitment, which he did by telling me the exact steps of applying.” Therefore, if you are here to learn everything about Nigerian navy and how to apply then continue reading. Remember, your passion will always make a way for you.

Nigerian Navy – Recruitment Requirement

Every year the Nigerian Navy recruits Nigerians into its fold. Every eligible young female and male Nigeria can apply to join. Before then you should know what it takes to join. So below are the list requirements:

  1. Educational Requirement

Applicants seeking for junior cadre must have the following educational certificates:

  • The west African school certificate (WAEC) or Senior secondary school certificate
  • The ordinary National Diploma (OND)
  • The London City and Guilds or the WAEC city of guilds.

Applicant seeking to join through short service or senior cadre must have the following:

  • University degree or high national Diploma (HND)
  • NYSC discharge certificate

Whichever cadre you wish to apply, you must have letter of identification from your local government area. Also, make sure you have your primary school leaving certificate handy.

  1. Other Requirement

  • Applicants must be between the age of 18 years and 28 years at time of entering the training school. There is special consideration for applicants that are up to 24 year that have high qualification of special courses, such ICT, Nursing etc.
  • Applicants must be single. Yes, Nigerian navy application form is not open to married men and women.
  • Applicants should not be an ex-convict or has any pending criminal case in any law court in Nigeria
  • Male applicants must not be less than 1.68m tall, while female applicant must not be less than 1.65M tall.

Brief History About Nigeria Navy

According to Nigerian Navy official website, “The origin of the Nigerian Navy could be traced to the Marine Department of the Royal Navy established in 1887 as a quasi-military organization, which combined the duties of the present-day Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority and the Nigerian Navy.

Elements of the Marine Department took part in military operations against the Germans in Cameroun during the First World War between 1914–1918. However, the colonial administration did not consider it necessary to establish a proper navy, as they believed that it was the duty of the Royal Navy to give naval protection to Nigeria.

Also, the Marine Department was considered adequate to look after security of the ports and coastal approaches and provide harbour services for Royal Navy ships on West African patrols. This was the situation until the end of the Second World War in 1945”. Click Here For a complete history

Nigerian Navy – Avoid Fraud   

I cannot complete this post without warming you of potential danger of being defrauded by fraudsters. Application for Nigerian navy is FREE. Yes it is completely free. All you need is to have access to online application portal through which you can apply.

At no point will you pay anybody to help you process Nigerian navy form except those at business centers. Normal processing fee is usually not more than one thousand Naira.

So, don’t fall victim of anybody telling you to pay hundreds of thousands of Naira to get join Nigeria Navy.

Make sure you have the entire requirements handy before applying. In addition, make sure you practice personal rigorous exercise because it will help you during the physical screening exercise.

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