9 Nigerian Navy Basic Recruitment Requirements

The Nigerian Navy batch recruitment is open to both males and females who meet the following requirements for the application process.

The training period is usually six months of intensive military training. After which they would enrol you as Seaman.

The Nigerian Navy Batch recruitment form comes out in January every year and the application portal close February.

Get to know about the Nigerian Navy.

Following the end of the Second World War in 1945, nationalist members of the Royal Navy’s Marine Department put a proposal forward to establish the NPA.

At first, parliament members from the Royal Navy (colonial masters) were resistant because they believed it was their job to protect Nigerians.

But thanks to Mr. LL Olakunle’s persistence, the colonial administration gave the go-ahead for the Nigerian Naval Defence Force in 1956.

Today, we call it the Nigerian Navy.

Please notes that the Nigerian Navy Batch Recruitment is not for graduate.

If you are a degree holder, you can read through the requirements for the Nigerian Navy DSSC recruitment.

Nigerian Navy Basic Recruitment Requirements

1) Only Nigerians, by birth, can apply.

2) If you are married, please do not apply.

3) It’s a plus if you are a computer literate.

4) Apply only if you are medically, mentally, and physically fit.

5) Females need to be at least 1.65 meters tall, and males should be 1.69 meters tall.

6) You must be clean of any criminal activities and not convicted by the court of law in the past.

7) You will present your SSCE certificate with at least 5 credits, including English and Mathematics.

8) If you’re an SSCE holder, you must be between 18 and 22 years old. For Nurses, NCE, OND, drivers, and others with higher qualifications, it’s 18 to 26 years.

9) Any applicant who falsifies or forges his/her documents will face the law.

The application process for the Nigerian Navy recruitment is free, so don’t give anyone money.

How to Apply for the Nigerian Navy Batch Recruitment

To apply, register at the official application portal of the Nigerian Navy.

Fill in the details to continue with your application and print out copies of these forms:

  • Application Data form
  • Applicant’s Declaration and Certification by Parent/Guardian Form.
  • Local Government Area Certification Form.
  • Police Certification Form.
  • Guarantor Form.

Bring your printed online forms to the designated exam centers.

Nigeria AirForce DSSC Recruitment Shortlist

There are three ways to know you are among the successful candidate in the Nigerian Navy DSSC shortlist.

1. Phone: You will receive a text message from the Nigerian Navy of your success. Please ensure you remove your phone from DND.

2. Email: They will send you an email inviting you for an interview. Ensure you check your spam inbox always.

3. Website: The last means to know is to login regularly and check your dashboard on the Nigerian Navy official website.

There is no need getting disturbed when the shortlist will be out. They will reach out to you by any of the means mentioned above.

And what matters most is that you are among the shortlisted candidates. It’s my prayer they shortlist you in Jesus Name.

Nigerian Navy Officers Rank and Monthly Salary

RanksMonthly Salary
RankCommissioned Officers
Rear Admiral₦1,366,393
RanksNon-commissioned Officers
Warrant Chief Petty Officer₦155,655 
Chief Petty Officer₦120,572
Petty Officer₦90,254
Leading Seaman₦72,659
Able Seaman₦68,850
Ordinary Seaman₦53,851
Table showing ranks and monthly salary of the Nigerian Navy Officers

Nigerian Navy Training Requirements

Once you are shortlisted, below are the training requirement.:

  • Original and photocopies of credentials
  • Four copies of 5 by 7 colour photograph without cap/hat,
  • Writing materials to include biro, pencils, ruler, notebooks and file jacket,
  • Three pairs of white (unmarked) round neck vests and navy blue shorts (without stripes) and two pairs of white and black socks.
  • Two pairs of pure black canvas trainers (rubber type NOT acceptable),
  • Two white bedsheets and pillowcases, two black trousers and white long sleeve shirts,
  • One blanket (grey or army green colour),
  • Two pairs of national dress or suit and casual wears with shoes, Bucket, cutlasses and brooms to be purchased on arrival, some pocket money and toiletries,
  • Two black cloth facemasks.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is nigerian navy recruitment salary?

    As a new recruit into the Nigerian navy, your rank is ordinary seaman with a monthly salary of ₦53,851 or more aside allowances.

  • What are the nigerian navy requirements?

    There are nine requirements of the Nigerian Navy you must meet to be eligible for the basic training recruitment. It needs you to be a Nigerian and be single at the time of application and so many more.

  • Is Nigerian navy training hard?

    Whether the training is hard or easy all depends on you and your drive. But if others can do it, you can do better.

  • How long is Nigerian navy training?

    The Nigerian Navy training exercise lasts approximately 3 – 6 months or more depending on so many factors that may apply.

  • Is Nigerian navy form still available?

    To confirm the availability of the Nigerian Navy recruitment form, you can check this article for the official date and website.

  • Where is Nigerian navy training located?

    The Nigerian navy training recruitment exercise takes place at Onne, Port Harcourt in Rivers state.

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