How to join Nigerian Army

In our previous posts, we declosed the ranks in Nigerian army and the respective monthly allowances for each rank (the ranks and salaries of Nigerian army).
In this article, we are going to show how those interested in joining Nigerian army can apply or join.
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Nigerian army is not what you just jump and join. You need to first be eligible. And below are the conditions you must meet.

1. You must be a Nigerian citizen by birth.

2. You must not be less than 18 years, and not more than 22 years.

3. You must be medically, physically, and psychologically fit.

4. You must not be less than 1.64 meters tall for men and 1.55 meters tall for women.

5.  You must not have been convicted or found guilty of any criminal charges in the paste.

Academic qualifications
For non-tradesman or woman, one needs to have sat for WAEC or NECO or GCE or NEBTAB and obtain at least 3 credits pass including English Language in not more than two sittings.

Documents required during recruitment process are:

1. Photocopies of your birth certificate or age declaration.

2. Photocopies of your academic and professional certificates.

 3. A letter of identification signed by the identifying officer (you need to print the letter from Nigeria Army website, then take it to well known person to sign it)

How to apply to join the Nigerian Army
1. Purchase a scratch card from the nearest Unity Bank or Union Bank branch.

2. Validate your scratch card serial number and PIN.

3. Visit the Nigerian Army’s online recruitment website at

4. Register by choosing your desired username and a user password.

5. Login to the portal with your username and password

6. Fill the required information and submit your application.

7. Print a copy of the application confirmation page.