The Nigerian Navy Recruitment is one of the most sorts after force recruitment in Nigeria. If you wish to know more about the latest Nigerian navy recruitment, then this post is for you.
The Nigerian Navy originated from the Nigerian Marine was established in the year 1914 handling the responsibilities of managing the ports and harbours, dredging of channels, buoyage, and lighting. The navy also operated ferry services, touring launches, and other small craft that plied the various creeks and other inland waterways. The Nigerian Navy has a large amount of personnel capacity and a constant recruitment session making it a career path most Nigeria find satisfactory.
IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT THE NIGERIAN NAVY EVERY APPLICANT MUST KNOW
Let us start by making mention of the fact that the Naval Training Command (NAVTRAC) cannot be overlooked since this post is centered on the recruitment process of the Nigerian Navy. Going through the recruitment phase is merely enough as most potential applicants know little to nothing about the service they are about to join. The purpose of this section of the post is to enlighten the said individuals, the list below are some facts:
- Successful applicants are recruited into the training phase of the Nigerian Navy as the Naval Training Command (NAVTRAC) being the Training body of the Nigerian Navy. This body has the main function to coordinate and harmonize the training doctrines and standards for all local training in the Nigerian Navy. Before more emphasis are laid on the NAVTRAC, potential applicants should be fully aware that the Naval Headquarters (NHQ) acting as the administrative section of the Nigerian Navy has its leader to be the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS).
The Naval Staff branches are seven (7) in number with Principal Staff Officers (PSOs) of flag rank heading each branch. These branches are:
- Policy and Plans
- Training and Operations
- Naval Engineering
- Accounts and Budget
- Safety and Standards
Back to the NAVTRAC, this body is headed by the FOC NAVTRAC who is assisted by nine PSOS (Principal Staff Officers), namely:
The CSO (Chief Staff Officer), Command Technical Training Officer (CTTO), Command Logistic Training Officer (CLTO), Command Medical Training Officer (CMTO), Command Academic Training Officer (CATO), CABO, CAO, CINTO, CPM. The units under NAVTRAC are:
- Sea Training Unit at Victoria Island, Lagos: responsible for general affairs in regards to the sea (training, vessel management and security).
- Nigerian Navy QUORRA at Apapa: responsible for providing necessary professional courses for officers and ratings.
- Nigerian Navy Engineering College (NNEC) at Sapele: responsible for the provision of technical training for all Nigerian Navy technical personnel.
- The Nigerian Navy Finance and Logistic School (NNFLS) at Owerrinta: Responsible for handling financial affairs.
- Nigerian Naval College ONURA at Onne, Port Harcourt: responsible for the provision of technical training for all Nigerian Navy technical personnel.
- Nigerian Navy Basic Training School (NNBTS), which are co-located at Onne, Port Harcourt: responsible for the provision of technical training for all Nigerian Navy technical personnel.
- Medical Staff Training School at Offa in Kwara State
- NN School of Music Otta in Ogun State,
- Hydrographic School in Port Harcourt
- Naval Provost and Regulating School in Benue State
- Nigerian Navy Intelligence School at Apapa, Lagos.
- Physical Training School, both at Apapa, Lagos.
ELIGIBILITY FOR THE NIGERIAN NAVY RECRUITMENT
Just like any recruitment process, the Nigeria Navy has a series of criteria that must be met by the potential applicant before they are invited for screening and mentioned below is the criteria.
- Applicants who are interested in the recruitment must be of Nigerian origin by birth and possess National Identity Number (NIN) or valid ID card (driving license, voters’ card, international passport) showing that they are citizens of the country.
- Applicants must possess a minimum of 5 credits in not more than 2 sittings in WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB with credit pass in English and Mathematics respectively and in other cases, a pass relevant to your chosen course in the academy or a minimum UTME (Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination)score of 180.
- Applicants must be medically, physically, and psychologically fit (must not be physically challenged) and must not be less than 1.67metres (5 feet 5.748 inches) tall for male and 1.64metres (5 feet 4.567) inches tall for the female.
- Applicants must print their completed online forms, guarantor form and submit it at the examination/screening and recruitment center. You must obtain satisfactory results in the examination, physical and psychological screening to go further.
All applicants should have SCANNED/PHOTOCOPY and ORIGINAL copies of: SSCE/GCE/NABTEB/NECO Result, Birth Certificate Result, FSLC (First School Leaving Certificate) Result, LGA (Local Government Area) Certificate, Certificates from tertiary institutions, Certificate of registration with professional bodies, completed Registration Forms, Federal Ministry of Education authentication of foreign certificates, NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificate, Birth Certificate/Declaration of Age, Certificate of Local Government of origin and two (2) recent coloured passport-sized photographs.
HOW TO APPLY AND SUBMIT THE FORM
During the processing of the application, the applicant must obtain or create a valid email address to use throughout the application process.
- The application is done online, interested candidates should log on to the official website of the Nigerian Navy application portal http://joinnigeriannavy.com/ to put in their personal details.
- After submission of your carefully filled form, the applicant must download the acknowledgement form.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS DURING SCREENING
Successful individuals that are selected and invited for screening/training, we advise that you consider the list below that the Nigerian Navy prefers recruits to bring along.
- Two pairs of white trousers and a pair of black trousers.
- One belt (preferably black).
- Two white long sleeved shirts
- A pair of national dress.
- One black lounge suite.
- One pair of black cover shoes.
- Black polish, brushes, shaving kit and toiletries.
- Two pairs of trouser suits.
- Two long skirts.
- One pair of black low-heeled cover shoes.
- Two pairs of white shorts.
- Two pairs of white socks.
- Two pairs of white canvas shoes.
- Black polish, brushes, and toiletries.
- Two white bed sheets and pillow cases for 3 x 6 bed (student size mattress)
- Two pairs of blue shorts and white round neck vests.
- Two pairs of white socks and two pairs of white canvas shoes.
NOTE: For Medical Consultants who wish to join the Nigerian Navy bring,
- Certificate of registration with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
- Evidence of fellowship of West African Colleges or National Medical Colleges in respective specializations such as FWACS, FWACO, FMOG or equivalents obtained from foreign institutions.
- Certificate of registration of additional certificates.
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