Are you interested in joining the Nigerian Navy? You are in the right place. Check the Nigerian Navy Recruitment Guide below to see the simplified version of the application guidelines. Follow the guide to complete your application.
Below is an overview of the Recruitment Program:
About the Nigerian Navy
The Nigerian Navy, established in 1887, is a quasi-military organization that combines the duties of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority, and the Nigerian Navy. After the Second World War, the colonial administration preferred that emphasis be placed on port-related duties for the Marine Department. In 1956, 250 officers and men of the disbanded Marine Department were put together to form the Nigerian Naval Force (NNF). This resulted in the establishment of the Nigerian Navy Ordinance, which was passed by the House of Representatives and signed by Sir James Robertson, the Governor-General of Nigeria. The Ordinance re-designated the NNDF as the Royal Nigerian Navy (RNN) in 1958.
In 1963, the prefix “Royal” was dropped, and the name became the Nigerian Navy (NN). The post-independence Navy Act of 1964 removed the limitation on NN operations to the country’s territorial waters. The 1999 Constitution, the Armed Forces Act (CAP A20), and the National Defense Policy (2006) expanded the NN’s roles to cover the full spectrum of military, police, and diplomatic functions.
Nigerian Navy Recruitment
The NN Recruitment process begins with advertisements in print and electronic media to raise public awareness. The application procedure would then commence with applicants filling out online application forms. Successful applicants are to take Recruitment Examinations after completing online registration. Those who pass the Recruitment Examinations are to undergo interviews before the final shortlisting of qualified applicants.
Is the Navy Recruitment Ongoing?
Yes. The Nigerian Navy is inviting qualified candidates to join the agency. If you wish to apply, follow the recruitment guide below to complete your application.
Joining Nigerian Navy Categories
- A 1 – Marine Engineer Artificer (MEA)
- A2 – Weapon Electrical Artificers (WEA)
- A3 – Aircraft Engineering Artificers (Airframe Engine) Qualification
- A4 – Aircraft Engineering Artificers (Avionics & Aircraft Electrics, Electrical / Electronics) (AEA-AA/EEE)
- A5 – Shipwright Artificers (SHIPA)
- B1 – Marine Engineer Mechanics (MEM)
- B2 – Weapon Electrical Mechanics (WEM)
- B3 – Automobile Mechanics (AM)
- C1- Communications
- C2 – Computer
- C3 – ICT
- D1 – Seaman
- D2 – Survey Recorders
- D3 – Sportsmen and Sportswomen
- D4 – Physical Training Instructors
- D5 – Chaplain Assistants
- D6 – Imam Assistants
- D7 – Firemen
- E1 – Writers
- E2 – Store Assistants
- E3 – Caterers
- E4 – Ordnance
- E5 – Project Technicians
- F1 – Medical Assistants
- F2 – Health Technicians
- G – Bandsmen
- H – Drivers/Mechanics
- J – Journalists
- K – Nurses
- N – Education
Navy Recruitment Application Requirement
To qualify for recruitment, you must meet the following requirements:
- Citizen of Nigeria by birth
- Applicants for entry categories A5, B1, B2, B3, C1, D1, D7, E2, E3, E4, and F1 require School Certificate and must be between the ages of 18 – 22 years by 30 September. For entry categories requiring NCE, Diploma (OND), and Registered Nurse/Midwife qualifications, such as categories A1, A2, A3, A4, C2, C3, D2, E5, F2, J, K, and N as well as categories D3 (Sportsmen and Sportswomen), D5 (Chaplain Assistants, D6 (Imam Assistants) and H (Drivers/Mechanics), applicants must be between ages of 18 – 26 years by 31 September
- Applicants must not be married or have children
- Applicants must have no prior criminal convictions from a court of law
- 5. Applicants with any of the following medical/physical challenges are not eligible to apply: blindness, deafness, infectious diseases, mental illnesses, stammering, or any physical disability. Applicants should not have tattoos.
- Applicants must be 1.69 meters tall for men and 1.65 meters tall for women
- Applicants should have any of the following educational/professional qualifications:
- West African Senior School Certificate Examination Certificate (not more than 2 sittings and not older than 6 years from the date of application, also applicable to subparagraphs 2 – 5).
- General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level.
- National Examination Council (NECO).
- National Business and Technical Examinations (NABTEB).
- WAEC City and Guilds or London City and Guild.
- Ordinary National Diploma (OND).
- Any other educational qualification that is equivalent to the above-listed ones.
- Applicants should produce their primary school leaving certificate at the selection interview.
- All applicants must include their National Identification Number (NIN) and Bank Verification Number (BVN) in their application.
How to Apply for Nigerian Navy Recruitment
- Go to the Nigerian Navy Recruitment Portal (Join Nigerian Navy)
- Go through the application guidelines.
- Click on Click Here to Apply.
- Create an account or log in (if you are an existing user)
- Fill out the application form.
- Applicants must complete the application form and submit it online
- Any applicant suspected or confirmed of impersonating, falsifying, forging, or presenting fake document(s) would be rejected from the Recruitment process and turned over to the appropriate law enforcement agency for prosecution.
- Certificates or qualifications that were not declared, presented, and approved during the recruitment process are not acceptable afterward and cannot be tendered for the purpose of changing departments or advancing while already in the Nigerian Navy. Only qualifications achieved in accordance with relevant service requirements are accepted when serving in the Nigerian Navy.
- Applicants must print out the Applicant’s Declaration Form, Parent/Guardian Consent Form, Local Government Area Certification Form, Police Certification Form, and Guarantors Form, which must be correctly filled, endorsed, and provided during the interview
- Applicants must come to the recruitment centers with the following documents:
- Photocopies of Birth Certificate or Age Declaration.
- Photocopies of Credentials.
- The Chairman or Secretary of the Applicant’s LGA or an officer of the rank of Commander and above (or equivalent in the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Air Force) or Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) and above who hails from the Applicant’s State of Origin must sign the duly completed Identification Form
- Duly completed Parent/Guardian Consent Form signed by Applicant’s Parent or Guardian.
- Four (4) passport photographs duly signed and stamped at the back by (c) above.
- Candidates are to bring the scratch cards of their WAEC, GCE, NECO, and NABTEB results to the recruitment centers.
- The Nigerian Navy will post the date for the Recruitment Aptitude Test on the NN portal in due course.