Nigerian Army 87th Regular Recruits Intake Recruitment Now Opened 2024 Apply Now

Apply online for the 87th Regular Recruits Intake 3rd may 2024. Learn about the eligibility criteria, application process, and selection procedure .

The Nigerian Army is currently recruiting non-tradesmen and women for the 87th Regular Recruits Intake. The application window opened on May 3rd, 2024 and closes on June 7th, 2024.

If you’re interested, you can apply online for free at the Nigerian Army recruitment website [Nigerian Army Recruitment Portal].

To be eligible, there are many requirements. Applicants must be Nigerian citizens from birth, aged between 18 and 22 (26 for tradesmen/women), have at least four passes in WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB exams, and meet the army’s standards for medical, physical, and psychological fitness.

Remember, recruitment is free so beware of anyone who tries to charge you for applying.

Eiligibility for the Nigerian Army Recruitment

Here are the eligibility requirements for the latest Nigerian Army recruitment :

  • Citizenship: Be a Nigerian citizen by birth.
  • Age:
    • Non-tradesmen/women: Between 18 and 22 years old.
    • Tradesmen/women: Between 18 and 26 years old (as of June 30th, 2024).
  • Education: Possess a minimum of 4 passes in WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB exams (achieved in no more than two sittings).
  • Physical Requirements:
    • Minimum height: 1.68 meters for males, 1.65 meters for females.
  • Medical and Fitness: Be in good physical and mental health according to Nigerian Army standards.
  • Criminal Background: Have no criminal convictions.
  • Other:
    • Possess a valid National Identity Card (ID) or National Identification Number (NIN) slip.
    • Be unmarried.
    • Provide a valid birth certificate or age declaration.
    • Have a certificate of state of origin.

How to apply for Nigerian Army Recruitment

The application process for the Nigerian Army recruitment is entirely online :

  1. Visit the Nigerian Army Recruitment Portal: Head to the official website at
  2. Complete the Online Application Form: Locate and fill out the application form accurately. Ensure you have all the required information readily available.
  3. Submit and Print: Once you’ve completed the online form, submit it electronically. Remember to print a copy for your records.
  4. Guarantor Form: Fill out and submit a separate Guarantor Form. This form is likely a character reference document.

Application Dates

  • The application period is from May 3rd, 2024, to June 7th, 2024. Don’t miss the deadline!
  • Applying for the Nigerian Army recruitment is completely free. Be wary of anyone attempting to charge you for the application process.

selection procedure

  • Shortlisting: After the application deadline, the Nigerian Army will likely shortlist candidates based on the eligibility criteria mentioned earlier (age, education, physical requirements etc.).
  • Written Examination: Shortlisted candidates might be required to take a written exam to assess their basic knowledge and aptitude.
  • Selection Board Interview: Those who pass the written exam (if there is one) would likely progress to a face-to-face interview with a selection board. This interview would assess a candidate’s suitability for military service in terms of personality, motivation, leadership potential, and other factors.
  • Medical Examination: Candidates who impress at the interview stage would likely undergo a medical examination to ensure they meet the army’s health and fitness standards.

Important Note: This is a general outline, and the specific selection procedure might vary depending on the Nigerian Army’s needs and the number of applicants. It’s recommended to keep an eye on the official Nigerian Army recruitment website[].

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