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How to apply for 87RRI Nigerian Army recruitment

Nigerian Army 87 Regular Recruits Intake (87RRI) for Non-Tradesmen & Women

By Frank Ulom

The Nigerian Army wishes to inform the general public and all interested and qualified candidates of the commencement of online registration for the 87 Regular Recruits Intake (87RRI) Recruitment Exercise for trades/non-tradesmen and women.

According to a statement signed by Major General OJ Akpor, Chief of Administration (Army) for Army Chief of Staff, on Friday, 3rd May 2024, the application is free.

Part of the statement said: “This is to inform the general public and all interested applicants that online application for 87 Regular Recruits Intake for Non-Tradesmen & Women has commenced.

“Application starts from 3rd May – 7th June 2024. Application is Free at Shortlisted candidates will participate in the State Recruitment Screening Exercise scheduled from 20th June – 3rd July 2024. Recruitment into the Nigerian Army Is FREE, Beware of Fraudsters.”


(1) Apply online via the recruitment portal

(2) Log on to the above-mentioned link using the username and password.

(3) Complete the free online application form, submit it online, and print a copy. Then, print and complete the Guarantor Form as appropriate.

(4) Ensure you bring duly signed copies of the application forms and guarantor forms to the designated state recruitment centres.


(1) Applicants must be single and Nigerian citizens by birth and must possess National Identity Card/NIN slip.

(2) Applicants must be medically, physically and psychologically fit in accordance with Nigerian Army Standards.

(3) Applicants must be free of any criminal conviction by the court of law.

(4) Applicants must possess a valid birth certificate/age declaration endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council.

(5) Applicants must possess a valid certificate of state of origin.

(6) Applicants must not be less than 1.68 metres and 1.65 metres tall for male and female candidates, respectively.

(7) 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 of 30th June 2024.

(8) All applicants must possess at least a minimum of 4 passes in not more than two sittings in WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB.

(9) In addition to the above qualification, those applying as tradesmen/women must also possess a Trade Test/City Guild Certificate. Details are available on the website.

(10) Interested candidates are advised to log on to the NA recruitment website to complete online registration from 3rd May – 7th June 2024.


(1) Job/Career opportunity.

(2) Enhanced pay/allowances.

(3) Opportunity to further your education.

(4) Social integration with people from various tribes/religions.

(5) Enhanced welfare/Insurance Services.

(6) Opportunity for all soldiers to own houses in choice locations across Nigeria.

(7) Pension and Gratuity.


(1) Candidates are to note that there will be no Pre-Selection Computer Based Test.

(2) No special center for recruitment.

(3) There will be no Zonal Screening Exercise.

(4) All screening of potential recruits will be conducted at the candidates’ respective state of origin.

(5) Candidates are not to bring electronic or recording devices to the venue of the State Recruitment Exercise.

(6) Candidates must not have any bodily inscriptions or tattoos.

(7)   Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to secondary)

(8) Candidates must not belong to any cult/society/fraternity.

(9) Any candidate who falsifies or forges his/her results and is discovered even during training at Depot NA will be withdrawn from training.

(10) 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.

(11) Candidates are advised to come with their NIN slip.

(12) Candidates are advised to carefully study the instructions on the website or call the following support lines if in doubt: 07036499094 and 09041116433.

(13) Names of shortlisted candidates for screening would be published on the NA website for the awareness of all candidates.

(14) Shortlisted candidates would be expected to report to their respective states of origin for the screening exercise from 20th June – 3rd July 2024.

(15) Applicants with the ability to swim will have an added advantage.

(16) Recruitment into the Nigerian Army is “FREE”


Minimium Age (Non – Trades) 18
Maximium Age (Non – Trades) 22
Minimium Age (Trades) 18
Maximium Age (Trades) 26
Minimium Height (Male) 1.68
Minimium Height (Female) 1.65
Minimium Educational Qualification 1. All applicants must have WASCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB. 2. In addition to the above qualification, those applying as tradesmen/women must also possess a Trade Test/City Guild Certificate.
Application Period 2 May 24 – 7 Jun 24
Frank Ulom
Frank Ulom
Frank Ulom is an experienced Journalist, Blogger and Writer with several years of experience. His stories are based on community development and have brought positive change across board.

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