How to Apply for 2023 Nigerian Army Recruitment Exercise

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070403-N-6901L-011 Maradi, Niger (April 3, 2007) - Nigerian soldiers from the 322nd Parachute Regiment line up in formation before participating in target practice facilitated by U.S. Army soldiers during Operation Flintlock 2007. The primary focus of Operation Flintlock is to provide an interactive exchange of military, linguistic and intercultural skills for both nations. U.S. Special Operations Forces depend on the ability to interface with foreign military forces in which this training is meant to enhance. The training will also help Niger to respond to threats within and across their borders to maintain security and stability. This event is part of an ongoing and long standing military-to-military relationship that the U.S. enjoys with Niger, and part of the U.S. State Department's Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership (TSCTP). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Larson. (RELEASED)

The Nigerian Army has announced the start of 86 regular recruit intakes for non-tradesmen and women.

The news was issued by the Army Headquarters on Tuesday via a post on its verified X handle.

According to the Army, the recruitment process begins with online registration on September 25 and is scheduled to expire on October 10, 2023.

“This is to inform the general public and all interested applicants that the online application for the 86 Regular Recruits Intake for Non-Tradesmen & Women has commenced,” the Army said.

“Application starts on September 25 and ends on October 20, 2023. Application Is Free at

“Shortlisted candidates will participate in the State Recruitment Screening Exercise scheduled for 6 – 19 November 2023. Nigerian Army Recruitment Is FREE, Beware of Fraudsters.”

The Nigerian Army also published the method of application on its official website which are:

  • Apply online via the recruitment portal Log on to the above-mentioned link using the username and password.
  • Interested applicants are to complete the application form, submit it online and print a copy.
  • After that, print and complete the Guarantor Form as appropriate. Applicants are to ensure they present copies of the Application Form and guarantor forms to the designated state recruitment centers.
  • According to the Army, the applicants must be single and Nigerian citizens by birth, and must possess a National Identity Card/NIN or BVN.
  • Applicants must be medically, physically and psychologically fit in accordance with Nigerian Army Standards.
  • Applicants must be free of any criminal conviction by the court of law and must possess a valid birth certificate/age declaration endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council.
  • Applicants must possess a valid certificate of state of origin, they must not be less than 1.68 metres and 1.65 metres tall for male and female candidates respectively.
  • An applicant must not be less than 18 years or more than 22 years for non-trades men/women, while trades men/women must not be more than 26 years as at 18 December 2023.
  • Registered Nurses and Midwives not above 30 years old may also apply.
  • All applicants must possess at least a minimum of 4 passes in not more than two sittings in WASCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB.

In addition to the requirements listed above, applicants for tradesmen/women must have a Trade Test/City Guild Certificate.

From September 25 to October 23, interested candidates may visit the NA recruitment website at to complete online registration.

Shortlisted candidates will take part in the State Recruitment Screening Exercise, which will take place from November 6 to November 19, 23.


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