Nigeria Army Recruitment 2023: How to Apply, Requirements, and Benefits

Nigeria Army Recruitment 2023: How to Apply, Requirements, and Benefits

The Nigerian Army has announced the commencement of its 2023 recruitment exercise. Interested candidates are advised to visit the Nigerian Army recruitment portal at to complete online registration from September 25 to October 20, 2023. Shortlisted candidates will participate in the State Recruitment Screening Exercise scheduled for November 6 to 19, 2023. CONTINUE READING….


To be eligible for the Nigerian Army recruitment 2023, applicants must:

  • Be Nigerian citizens by birth and must possess a National Identity Card/NIN slip.
  • Be medically, physically, and psychologically fit in accordance with Nigerian Army Standards.
  • Be free of any criminal conviction by the court of law.
  • Possess a valid birth certificate/age declaration endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital, or Local Government Council.
  • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
  • Not be less than 1.68 meters and 1.65 meters 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 tradesmen/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 WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB.
  • In addition to the above qualification, those applying as tradesmen/women must also possess a Trade Test/City Guild Certificate.

How to Apply

To apply for the Nigerian Army recruitment 2023, interested candidates should follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Nigerian Army recruitment portal at
  2. Create an account by providing your name, email address, and phone number.
  3. Log in to your account and complete the online application form.
  4. Upload all required documents, including your National Identity Card/NIN slip, birth certificate/age declaration, certificate of state of origin, and educational certificates.
  5. Submit your application form and print a copy.
  6. Bring your printed application form and all required documents to the State Recruitment Screening Exercise.

Benefits of Serving in the Nigerian Army

There are many benefits to serving in the Nigerian Army, including:

  • Job/Career opportunity
  • Enhanced pay/allowances
  • Opportunity to further your education
  • Social integration with people from various tribes/religions
  • Enhanced welfare/Insurance Services
  • Opportunity for all soldiers to own houses in choice locations across Nigeria
  • Pension and Gratuity

Important Information

  • Candidates are to note that there will be no Pre-Selection Computer Based Test.
  • No special center for recruitment.
  • There will be no Zonal Screening Exercise.
  • All screening of potential recruits will be conducted at the candidates’ respective state of origin.
  • Candidates are not to bring electronic or recording devices to the venue of the State Recruitment Exercise.
  • Candidates are also expected to adhere to COVID-19 protocols which include regular washing of hands, use of face mask, and observing physical distance.
  • Any candidate who falsifies or forges his/her results and is discovered even during training at Depot NA will be withdrawn from training.
  • Candidates are advised to come with their NIN slip.
  • 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.
  • Candidates are advised to carefully study the instructions on the website or call the following support lines if in doubt: 07081271986 and 07041467033.
  • Names of shortlisted candidates for screening would be published on the NA website for the awareness of all candidates.
  • Shortlisted candidates would be expected to report to their respective states of origin for the screening exercise from 6 - 19 November 2023.

We wish you all the best in your application!

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M-Bukar, a University of Maiduguri Computer Engineering graduate, is dedicated to researching and writing about empowerment opportunities. His passion reflects a strong commitment to creating positive change and contributing meaningfully to empowerment initiatives.


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  1. That's great, kudos the Nigeria army posonel for the opportunity giving out, but let the people that are ready and gallant to do the job and the task fall in not the people use money or by any missed know any soldier but can't do the job to fall in. This is messing up Nigeria army too much. Thank you the chief of army staff and co.

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