Nigerian Army Recruitment 2024/2025 86RRI

The Nigerian Army has officially announced its 2024 recruitment exercise, and the application form is now available to the public. To maximize your chances of being shortlisted, carefully follow the guidelines provided below.

Entry Options:

  1. Direct Short Service Courses (DSSC): Shorter commitment with more stringent requirements.
  2. Regular Recruit Intake (RRI): Longer commitment with relatively easier requirements.

Regardless of your chosen entry option, the application process is the same. Don’t miss this chance to serve your nation.

When is Nigerian Army Recruitment 2024 Starting?

The Nigerian Army recruitment for 2024 commenced on Monday, September 25, and concluded on Tuesday, October 10, 2024. During this period, the application portal was open for interested Nigerians to submit their applications online.

If you missed the opportunity to apply during this recruitment window but still wish to join the Nigerian Army, it is advisable to bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates on future recruitment exercises. This will ensure you are informed promptly about new application periods.

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Is the Nigerian Army Form for 2024 Out?

Yes! The application form for the 87 Regular Recruit Intake in 2024 is now available. The application period is from May 3, 2024, to June 7, 2024. The DSSC recruitment application window opened on January 19, 2024, and closed on February 23, 2024. You can check the list of shortlisted candidates for DSSC on the official portal.

General Requirements for Nigerian Army 86RRI Recruitment 2024

  1. Citizenship and Marital Status: Must be a single Nigerian citizen with a National Identity Card/NIN slip.
  2. Health Standards: Must be medically, physically, and psychologically fit per Nigerian Army standards.
  3. Legal Status: Must have a clean criminal record.
  4. Birth Certification: Must possess a valid birth certificate or age declaration from the National Population Commission, hospital, or Local Government Council.
  5. State of Origin: Must have a valid state of origin certificate.
  6. Height Requirements: Men must be at least 1.68 meters tall, and women must be at least 1.65 meters tall.
  7. Age Limits: Non-trades applicants should be between 18 and 22 years old, while trades applicants should not be older than 26 years by June 30, 2024.
  8. Educational Qualifications: At least 4 passes in no more than two sittings in WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB.
  9. Additional Qualifications for Trades: Tradesmen/women must have a Trade Test/City Guild Certificate.

How to Apply for the 2024 Nigerian Army 87 Regular Recruit Intake:

  1. Visit the recruitment portal at
  2. Log in using your username and password.
  3. Complete the free online application form, submit it, and print a copy along with the Guarantor Form.
  4. Bring signed copies of the application and guarantor forms to the designated state recruitment centers.

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Guidelines for 87 Regular Recruit Intake Candidates:

  • No Pre-Selection Computer-Based Test: There will be no pre-selection computer test for candidates.
  • No Special Recruitment Center: Recruitment occurs without specific centers.
  • No Zonal Screening Exercise: Screening will not occur at the zonal level.
  • Local Screening: All screenings will be conducted in the candidate’s home state.
  • No Electronic Devices: Candidates must not bring electronic or recording devices.
  • No Tattoos or Bodily Inscriptions: Candidates must be free of tattoos and markings.
  • Educational Certificates: Original educational certificates must be presented.
  • No Affiliation with Cults: Candidates must not be part of any cult/society/fraternity.
  • Penalty for Falsification: Providing false information will result in withdrawal, even during training.
  • No Inducements: Candidates should not offer bribes for recruitment assistance.
  • Bring NIN Slip: Candidates need to bring their NIN slip.
  • Seek Assistance if Needed: Support lines are available for candidate assistance.
  • Publication of Shortlisted Candidates: Names will be published on the Nigerian Army website.
  • State-Level Screening Dates: Screening will take place from June 20 to July 3, 2024, at state recruitment centers.
  • Swimming Ability: Candidates with swimming skills may have an advantage.
  • Free Recruitment: There should be no payment involved in the recruitment process.

For the latest updates on Nigerian Army recruitment, keep checking this website regularly. If you have any questions, use the comment section below, and we will respond promptly.

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