Nigerian Army Recruitment 2024/2025 (DSSC) Application Application Form & Requirements

Nigerian Army Recruitment 2024 is officially advertised. Learn about the Nigerian Army short service requirements. Find out the eligibility criteria, application process, and tips for success. The Nigerian Army is one of the largest and most respected military forces in Africa. It plays a crucial role in maintaining peace and security within the country and also contributes to international peacekeeping efforts. Every year, the Nigerian Army opens its doors to new recruits who are passionate about serving their country and protecting its citizens.

In this blog post, we will provide you with all the information you need to know about the short service course in Nigerian army.

Applicants are advised to submit their online application at portal. Avoid any other portal claiming to belong ot Nigerian Army.

Nigerian Army Recruitment 2024 Positions

Applications are invited from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigerian Army (NA) as Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Officers in the following positions below:

1.) Officer, Directorate of Islamic Affairs

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2.) Officer, Directorate of Chaplain Services (Protestant)

3.) Officer, Directorate of Chaplain Services (Roman Catholic)

4.) Officer, Directorate of Army Physical Training

5.) Officer, Directorate of Legal Service

6.) Officer, Directorate of Army Public Relations

7.) Army Band Corps Officer

8.) Army Finance Corps Officer

9.) Army Education Corps Officer

10.) Army Corps of Military Police Officer

11.) Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineer

12.) Army Ordinance Corps Officer

13.) Pharmacist

14.) Nursing Officer

15.) Nurse

16.) Medical Doctor (Non-Consultant)

17.) Medical Consultant

18.) Army Corps Officer – Supply and Transport

19.) Army Intelligence Corps Officer

20.) Army Signals Officer

21.) Army Engineer

Location: Nigeria

Application Closing Date
23rd February 2024.

Nigerian Army Recruitment Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the Nigerian Army DSSC recruitment, it is important to ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria. The criteria may vary slightly from year to year, so it is essential to refer to the official recruitment website for the most up-to-date information. However, some common requirements include:

  • Being a Nigerian citizen by birth or descent.
  • Being between the ages of 18 and 22.
  • Having a minimum of five credits in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or its equivalent, including English and Mathematics.
  • Being medically, physically, and mentally fit.

How To Apply For Nigerian Army Recruitment 2024

Applications are to be made online free of charge from 19 January 2024 to 23 February 2024.

a.      How to apply:

(1)   Go online and visit Nigerian Army webpage at: and choose DSSC option from the page.

(2)   You will be redirected to the page where you can read the qualification criteria for the ongoing DSSC courses.

(3)   Click on the “Apply Now” button for the DSSC as per your qualification and Corps of choice.

(4)   At the prompt, you will be required to select if you are serving or have served in the Armed Forces of Nigeria. Choose the appropriate option and proceed.

(5)   If you do not have an account click on “Sign Up” (a verification will be sent to your email) or enter your login details and log in.

(6)   Fill out the form and ensure all required documents listed below are uploaded:

(a)     Passport photograph.

(b)    Educational certificates.

(c)     Evidence of membership of any professional body.

(d)    Certificate of state of origin.

(e)     Birth certificate or age declaration.

(f)     NIN/BVN.


b.      Print Out.  Applicants must print out their online generated photo-slip on completion of their application. The first page is to be signed by the Registrar of any Court of Law while the second page is to be signed by the applicants’ Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any military officer of the rank of Lieutenant Colonel or equivalent and above who hails from an applicant’s state of origin. Successful applicants would be required to take a written examination at assigned examination centres. Successful candidates would present their printed application forms (photo-slips, guarantors form, attestation form etc) at the Examination Centres and subsequently to the Selection Board during interview.



5.      All applications must be submitted online not later than 23 February 2024.



6.      For further inquiries, please call 08179269294 or 08109959294 between 0800 -1800 hours (8am – 6pm) daily.


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