Nigerian Army Recruitment : How To Apply for 81 Regular Recruits Intake Trades/Non Tradesmen & Women 2021

The Nigerian Army is now accepting applications from eligible Nigerians for its 2021 81 Regular Recruits Intake (RRI) for tradesmen/women and non-tradesmen/women. The Nigerian Army Recruitment Form is free!

Nigerian Army Recruitment

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to the 2021 Nigerian Army 81 Regular Recruits Intake (RRI) for tradesmen/women and non-tradesmen/women.

Nigerian Army Recruitment Basic Requirements

  • Applicants must be Nigerian citizen by birth and possess National Identity Cards.
  • Applicants must be medically, physically and psychologically fit.
  • Applicants must be free of any criminal conviction by the court of law.
  • All applicants must possess at a minimum of 4 passes in not more than 2 sittings in WASSCE, GCE, NECO or NABTEB at O Level including English Language.
  • In addition to the above qualification, those applying as tradesmen/women must also possess Trade Test/City Guide Certificate. Details are available on the website.
  • An applicant must not be less than 18 years and not more than 22 years for non-tradesmen/women while tradesmen/women must not be less than 22 years and not more than 26 years as at the commencement of training by 31 May 2021.
  • Not less than 1.68 metres and 1.62 metres tall for male and female candidates respectively.
  • Knowledge of additional Nigerian Language other than mother tongue is an added advantage.


Requirements Summary:

Minimum Age (Non – Trades) 18
Maximum Age (Non – Trades) 22
Minimum Age (Trades) 22
Maximum Age (Trades) 26
Minimum Height (Male) 1.68
Minimum Height (Female) 1.62
Minimum Educational Qualification Minimum 4 passes in not more than 2 sittings in WASSCE, GCE, NECO or NABTEB
Application Period 15 Feb 21 – 6 Apr 21

How to Apply for Nigerian Army Recruitment Form

Interested candidates are to:

  • Make sure you are currently on the official recruitment portal.
  • Create a user account to enable you to log in. Your username must be a functional email.
  • Complete the application form, submit it online and print a copy. Then, print and complete the Guarantor Form as appropriate.

Apply Here


  • Candidates are to note that there will be no Pre-Selection Computer Based Test.
  • No Special centre 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, including regular washing of hands, use of face mask and observing physical distance.
  • Any candidates who falsify or forge his/her results and are discovered even during Depot NA training would be withdrawn.
  • Candidates are advised to come with their BVN printout.
  • 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 read the instruction on the website or call the following support lines if in doubt: 070812711985 and 07041467033.
  • Names of shortlisted candidates would be published on the NA website for the awareness of all candidates.
  • Shortlisted candidates are to report to their respective states of origin for the screening exercise from 12 – 26 April 2021.
  • Successful candidates would be conveyed to NA Training Area Falgore Forest Kano State from 26 April 2021.

Apply Before: April 6, 2021.

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