RECRUITMENT INTO THE NIGERIAN ARMY IS FREE – ARMY HQS.
Prospective recruits into the Nigerian Army have been warned to be wary of fraudsters who pose as agents of the Armed forces in the on going recruitment exercise.
There are claims that some persons have been making monetary demands and inducement from the applicants as a condition to get enlisted into the Nigerian Army.
The Nigerian army therefore dissociates itself from the act, adding that recruitment into the Armed forces is completely free of charge.
The Acting Director, Public Relations of the Nigerian Army, Col. Sagir Musa in a statement made available to CSUnewsng.com said at no point is any applicant expected or requested to pay money for recruitment throughout the phases of screening.
He also said the screening exercise are done in phases to check the credentials, mental state, physical test, medical test, aptitude test and oral interview.
He further warned that the act of bribery is a crime punishable under law whereby the giver and the recipient are both culpable.
Below is the full text of the statement.
ENLISTMENT INTO THE NIGERIAN ARMY IS FREE, BE WARY OF FRAUDSTERS
It has come to the notice of the Headquarters Nigerian Army (NA) that some fraudsters are going about scamming unsuspecting potential recruits/applicants of 78 Regular Recruit Intake by requesting them for monetary inducement in return for enlistment into the NA.
In the light of this menace, the NA wishes to again alert and inform the public that selection into the service is free (without any charges or inducement) from the point of application online through the NA portal, – to the last stage of the selection process which are in phases.
The phases range from credential screening, medical test, physical and mental test, aptitude test and to oral interview.
The selection into the Army is also carried out inline with the NA policy and guidelines on recruitment as contained in the Harmonised Terms and Condition of Service Soldiers/Rating and Airmen Revised 2017 Edition to determine and select suitable physically and mentally fit young able bodied men/women for the NA.
Some of the guidelines are as follows:
a. Applicant must be a Nigerian Citizen by birth and possess a National identity Card.
b. Possess a minimum of 4 credits in not more than 2 sittings in WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB. One of the credits must be in English Language.
c. Be between the ages of 18 – 22 years for non- tradesmen/women. While tradesmen/women must be between the ages of 18 – 26 years at the time of enlistment.
In view of the above, the NA wishes to advise candidates to desist from giving gratification to anyone in the guise of helping them to gain enlistment into the NA. Prospective candidates/applicants are advised to resist such temptation and have the courage to report such illegal act to the most senior recruitment staff or military police personnel available at the recruitment ground for necessary action.
Remember the act of giving or receiving bribe is a criminal offence in which both the giver and receiver are culpable and punishable under the law.
To this end, members of the public are hereby advised to further report any individual or group of people requesting gratification from potential recruits to the Headquarters Directorate of Recruitment, Resettlement and Reserve.
Public complaints could be forwarded to the following cell phone numbers:
09059924328 and 08026569770.
Ag Director Army Public
28 February 2019