Nigerian Army Direct Short Service 2024 Recruitment Now Open

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[Abuja, Nigeria],  The Nigerian Army has officially opened the recruitment process for the Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) 28/2024 courses, providing potential candidates with a detailed application guide. Aspiring officers are encouraged to follow the outlined steps to ensure a smooth application process.

Prospective applicants are required to visit the Nigerian Army’s official webpage at and select the DSSC option. The step-by-step application process includes:

  1. Qualification Criteria Review: Candidates will be redirected to a page where they can carefully go through the qualification criteria for the ongoing DSSC courses.
  2. Application Initiation: By clicking on the “Apply Now” button corresponding to their qualifications and Corps of choice, applicants can initiate the application process.
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  1. Service History Confirmation: Applicants will be prompted to confirm whether they are currently serving or have previously served in the Armed Forces of Nigeria. The appropriate option should be selected to proceed.
  2. Account Creation/Login: For those without an existing account, clicking on “Sign Up” will initiate the account creation process. A verification email will be sent, and applicants can then log in with their details.
  3. Form Completion and Document Upload: Candidates are required to fill out the application form and upload essential documents, including a passport photograph, educational certificates, proof of professional body membership, certificate of state of origin, birth certificate or age declaration, and NIN/BVN.
  4. Application Submission: Once the form is complete and all necessary documents are uploaded, applicants must submit the application online. A photo-slip will be generated upon completion.

Applicants are reminded to print out their online-generated photo-slip, with the first page to be signed by the Registrar of any Court of Law and the second page by the applicants’ Local Government Chairman/Secretary or a military officer of the rank of Lieutenant Colonel or equivalent and above, who hails from the applicant’s state of origin.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a written examination at designated examination centers. During the interview process, applicants must present their printed application forms, including the photo-slips and relevant forms, to the Selection Board.

Closing Date: All applications must be submitted online no later than 23 February 2024.

Further Inquiries: For any additional information or inquiries, interested candidates can contact the Nigerian Army via phone at 08179269294 or 08109959294. The helpline is available between 0800 – 1800 hours (8 am – 6 pm) daily. As the application window is limited, prospective candidates are encouraged to apply promptly and adhere to the specified deadlines.