The Nigerian army regarded as the best foot soldiers in the whole world, is quite an admirable force, especially in the African continent.
Amongst citizens of the country, it is a very revered profession. As a matter of fact, if you are not a soldier you can not even put on the army camo or any piece of clothing that bears the slightest resemblance to the uniform of the Nigerian army.
Every year, thousands of Nigerians struggle to join the force. Most have tried for half a decade, while some others have tried for even 10 years before deciding it is not their calling.
But when people apply and they get rejected, there are reasons why their applications get rejected.
DATE OF BIRTH
When you apply to be a soldier, your documents are being checked to see if there is any mistake on the date of birth. If there is no correlation of the date of birth on your various documents, you get rejected.
Often times, most Nigerians who were rejected on their first trial, reduce their date of birth when trying for subsequent times. Unknown to them that the Nigerian Army database has already captured the date of birth on their initial trial.
YOUR CHOICE OF GUARANTOR
In the application form, there is often a requirement for a guarantor. Many times when people fill this part of the form, they do so with just anybody they can get. Some people even go ahead to pay D.P.O.s to fill this part of the form for them.
The Nigerian Army does not have much respect for the Nigerian Police Force as they perceive them to be very corrupt. So if you do really want your application to be successful, it is advisable you use a soldier, either serving or retired for this part of the form.
Contrary to what many Nigerians think, the Nigerian army do have a very effective intelligence unit that runs checks on all applicants if you do have any criminal record.
Especially with the use of internet that has created ease of doing almost anything. So its now easier for stuffs to be uploaded from any part of the nation irrespective of where it occurred.
So, many times if you already have a criminal record, just shy away from this or keep hoping for a miracle.
Applications for the Nigerian Army is still being received, to register, click here
P.S.: If you feel I missed any mistake people make during their application, do well to drop it in the comments section. If you also have any question about the recruitment process, drop it in the comment section too.
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