Nigerian Army Recruitment 86RRI: Step-by-Step Application Guide

Are you curious about the opportunities within the Nigerian Army? The 86th Regular Recruits Intake (RRI) for 2023 is officially open, inviting applications from eligible individuals, paving the way for both tradesmen/women and non-tradesmen/women to embrace a rewarding journey and serve their nation with pride and honour.

Nigerian Army Recruitment

The Nigerian Army has officially commenced its 86th Regular Recruits Intake (RRI) for 2023. If you’re interested in serving your nation, this is a golden opportunity. In this article, we’ll guide you through the qualifications, requirements, and application procedure. Read on to get all the details.

🎓 Education Min. 4 credits (English/Maths incl.) in WASCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB. Additional qualifications for tradesmen/women.
💼 Age & Job 18-22 for non-trades, 18-26 for trades. RNs and Midwives ≤ 30 years may apply.
🌐 Citizenship Must be a single Nigerian citizen by birth. Possess National Identity Card/NIN slip.
🏥 Health Medically, physically, and psychologically fit per Army Standards.
⚖️ Legal No criminal conviction. Valid birth certificate/age declaration and certificate of state of origin required.
📏 Height ≥ 1.68m for males, ≥ 1.65m for females.
🗓️ Application Period 25 Sep 23 – 20 Oct 23.
🏢 Application Portal Online application through the official portal. Guarantor Form required.

Who Can Apply? A Glimpse at the Requirements

Educational Prerequisites

  • Basic Qualification: Every applicant should have, at the very least, 4 credits or passes. This must include English and Maths and should be achieved within two sittings. Acceptable exams are WASCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB.
  • Tradesmen/Women: If you’re applying for a tradesman or tradeswoman position, you must also have a Trade Test/City Guild Certificate.
  • Medical Personnel: Registered Nurses and Midwives under 30 years of age can apply.

General Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality: You must be a Nigerian by birth.
  • Marital Status: All applicants should be single.
  • Health Standards: The Nigerian Army has strict medical, physical, and psychological criteria that you must meet.
  • Legal Record: A clean slate is essential. No criminal convictions are allowed.
  • Identity Verification: All candidates should possess a National Identity Card or NIN slip. If you don’t have a NIN yet, you can apply here.
  • Height Considerations: Male applicants should be at least 1.68 meters tall, while female candidates must measure a minimum of 1.65 meters in height.
  • Age Limitations: For non-trades positions, you should be between 18 and 22 years of age. Trades candidates must be under 26 years by 18 Dec 23. For medical staff like Registered Nurses and Midwives, the age cap is 30 years.

Recruitment Period:

This year, the application window is open from the 25th of September to the 20th of October.

The Perks of Becoming a Nigerian Army Personnel

Joining the Nigerian Army isn’t just about service; it comes with a slew of benefits:

  • A promising career trajectory.
  • Competitive remuneration and allowances.
  • Chances for further education.
  • Social integration with diverse Nigerian tribes and religions.
  • Comprehensive welfare and insurance packages.
  • An opportunity for all soldiers to own property in prime locations across Nigeria.
  • Guaranteed pension and gratuity upon retirement.

Application Guide

Ready to join? Here’s how:

  1. Head to the official recruitment portal.
  2. Create an account using an active email address.
  3. Once registered, log in and fill out the application form.
  4. After submission, don’t forget to print your application and guarantor forms.
  5. Bring the printed copies to your local state recruitment centre.

Crucial Dates:

The final date for application submission is the 20th of October 2023. If shortlisted, be prepared for the State Recruitment Screening Exercise between the 6th and 19th of November 2023.

Important Notes

  • Document authenticity is paramount. Fake submissions will lead to police prosecution.
  • Pre-Selection Computer Tests, Zonal Screenings, and other special recruitment centres are not part of this year’s process.
  • All screenings will happen in your home state.
  • Electronic and recording devices are strictly prohibited at screening venues.
  • COVID-19 guidelines, such as mask-wearing and social distancing, must be followed.
  • Any form of dishonesty during the application process, even if discovered during training, will result in immediate dismissal.
  • For queries, reach out to 07081271986 or 07041467033.
  • Keep an eye on the Nigerian Army website for the list of shortlisted candidates.

Remember, integrity is essential throughout the application process. Best of luck to all prospective candidates!

2023 Nigerian Army 86th Regular Recruits Intake FAQ

What is the minimum educational qualification for the Nigerian Army 86th RRI?

All applicants must have a minimum of 4 credits or passes (including English and Maths) in no more than two sittings in WASCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB. Tradesmen/women applicants must also possess a Trade Test/City Guild Certificate.

What are the basic qualifications required for the Nigerian Army 86th RRI?

Applicants must be single Nigerian citizens, possess a National Identity Card/NIN, meet the Nigerian Army's medical, physical, and psychological fitness standards, have no criminal convictions, hold a valid birth certificate or age declaration, possess a valid certificate of state of origin, and meet height requirements.

When is the application deadline for the Nigerian Army 86th RRI?

The application deadline for the 2023 Nigerian Army 86th Regular Recruits Intake is October 20, 2023.

How do I apply for the Nigerian Army 86th RRI?

To apply, visit the online application portal, create a user account using a functional email address as your username, log in, fill out and submit the application form, then print a copy. Print and complete the Guarantor Form, and bring copies of both forms to your state's recruitment center.

What is the age requirement for the Nigerian Army 86th RRI?

Applicants for non-tradesmen/women positions must be between 18-22 years old, while tradesmen/women applicants must be no older than 26 years as of December 18, 2023.

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