Nigerian Army 85RRI Recruitment: How to Apply and Requirements

Nigerian Army 85RRI Recruitment: The Nigerian Army has announced the opening of its 85th Regular Recruits Intake (RRI) for 2023, inviting applications from qualified candidates for both tradesmen/women and non-tradesmen/women positions. In this post, we will provide an overview of the qualifications, requirements, and application process to guide you through your journey to becoming a part of the Nigerian Army.

The 2023 Nigerian Army recruitment form is free of charge, and the deadline for application submission is April 14, 2023.

Nigerian Army Recruitment Requirements

Minimum Educational Requirement:

  • To be eligible, all applicants must have a minimum of 4 credits or passes (including English and Maths) in no more than two sittings in WASCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB. Tradesmen/women applicants must also possess a Trade Test/City Guild Certificate. Visit the Nigerian Army’s website for more information on specific trade qualifications.

Basic Requirements:

  • Be a single Nigerian citizen by birth
  • Possess a National Identity Card/NIN or BVN
  • Meet medical, physical, and psychological fitness standards set by the Nigerian Army
  • Have no criminal convictions
  • Hold a valid birth certificate or age declaration endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital, or Local Government Council
  • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin
  • Meet height requirements: at least 1.68 meters for males and 1.65 meters for females
  • Be between 18-22 years old for non-tradesmen/women applicants, and no older than 26 years for tradesmen/women applicants as of April 31, 2023

Requirements Summary:

Minimum Age (Non-Trades)18
Maximum Age (Non-Trades)22
Minimum Age (Trades)18
Maximum Age (Trades)26
Minimum Height (Male)1.68 meters
Minimum Height (Female)1.65 meters
Minimum Educational QualificationWASCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB + Trade Test/City Guild Certificate (for tradesmen/women)
Application Period13 Mar 23 – 14 Apr 23

How to Apply for Nigerian Army Recruitment Form

  • Visit the online application portal at
  • Create a user account using a functional email address as your username.
  • Log in using your username and password.
  • Fill out and submit the application form, then print a copy.
  • Print and complete the Guarantor Form.
  • Bring copies of the Application and Guarantor Forms to your state’s recruitment centre.

Important Dates:

  • Shortlisted candidates’ names will be published on the Nigerian Army website.
  • State Recruitment Screening Exercise will take place from May 2 to May 17, 2023.
  • Application deadline: April 14, 2023.

Nigerian Army Recruitment General Instructions

  • No Pre-Selection Computer Based Test will be conducted.
  • All screening will take place at candidates’ respective state of origin.
  • Candidates must follow COVID-19 protocols during the recruitment process.
  • Candidates caught falsifying or forging results/documents will be disqualified and handed to the police for prosecution.
  • Avoid giving gratification or inducements to anyone during the recruitment exercise.
  • If in doubt, call support lines: 070812711985 and 07041467033.