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Nigerian Airforce (NAF) Recruitment 2020/2021 and How to Apply for NAF Airmen/Airwomen Jobs

See a complete guide on Nigerian Airforce Recruitment 2020 and How to Apply for NAF Airmen/Airwomen Jobs here in this guide.

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The guide details step-by-step all the information on the Nigerian Airforce (NAF), Nigerian AirForce Recruitment 2020, eligibility, requirements, and how to apply for Nigerian Airforce recruitment 2020.

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About The Nigerian Airforce

Before you apply for any job in Nigeria or anywhere else, it is always important that you have a little idea of what the job entails before applying for such jobs.  In this case, we are talking about the Nigerian Airforce which you are interested in applying for a job there. But pause it there… what do you know about the Nigerian Military and the Nigerian Airforce (NAF) in particular?

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is a subsidiary of the Nigerian Millitary a.k.a. the Nigerian Armed Forces. It has a staff strength of about 10,000 personnel and aircraft including 12 Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano, 12 Chinese Chengdu F-7s, armed helicopters, 11 Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jets, and military transport aircraft.

Implementation of the Nigerian Air Force took full swing in 1962. The body has been instrumental in suppressing internal and territorial aggressions in and around the country notably of which include the Nigerian civil war, insurgencies like the Boko Haram, the Niger Delta milltancy, and other upheavals. Presently, the structure of the NAF is as follows: a service Headquarters, 6 principal staff branches, 4 Direct Reporting Units, and 4 operational commands.

The NAF is headed by The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) who advises the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, the Minister of Defence and the Chief of Defence Staff, on air related defence matters.

Rank Officers Nigerian Air Force

In descending order of seniority the NAF officer ranks are:

  1. Marshal of the Air Force
  2. Air Chief Marshal
  3. Air Marshal
  4. Air Vice Marshal
  5. Air Commodore
  6. Group Captain
  7. Wing Commander
  8. Squadron Leader
  9. Flight Lieutenant
  10. Flying Officer
  11. Pilot Officer
  12. Warrant Officer


In descending order of seniority the NAF airman/woman ranks are:

  1. Air Warrant Officer.
  2. Master Warrant Officer.
  3. Warrant Officer.
  4. Flight Sergeant.
  5. Lance Corporal.
  6. Aircraftman/woman.

Documents Required For NAF Online Registration.

See the documents you must have handy and process into softcopy while enrolling for Nigerian Airforce recruitment for 2019 below:

  1. Birth Certificate / Declaration of age.
  2. First School Leaving Certificate
  3. optional – NCE/ND/Trade Test/ RN
  4. Passport size photograph
  5. Waec/Nabteb/NECO/GCE Results

General Application Eligibility For Nigerian Airforce Recruitment

  1. Nationality: Applicant must be of Nigerian origin.
  2. Age: Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 22 years for non-tradesmen/women, 17 and 24 years for tradesmen/women by 31 December 2018. Those applying as drivers must be between the ages of 18 and 28 years by 31 December 2018.
  3. Medical Fitness: All applicants must be medically fit and meet the Nigerian Air Force medical and employment standards.
  4. Height: Minimum height is 1.68 meters or 5.5ft for males and 1.65m or 5.4ft for females.
  5. Marital Status: All applicants must be single.

Academic /Professional Qualifications Required

  1. Non-Tradesmen/women: Applicants must possess a minimum of 3 credits including Mathematics and English Language in SSCE/NECO/GCE obtained not later than 6 years to this exercise. In addition, applicants are also required to possess their school’s testimonials.
  2. Tradesmen/women: Applicants must possess OND, NABTEB, RN/RM or City & Guild Certificate. Candidate with only Trade Test Certificate are required to also have a minimum of 3 passes in GCE/SSCE/NECO including English. In addition, applicants applying as tradesmen/tradeswomen must possess ND(with minimum of Lower Credit) or other relevant trade qualification from government-approved institutions. Note that applicants with HND or First Degrees/Post-Graduate Certificates, University Diplomas and Grade II Teacher’s certificates will not be considered for recruitment as airmen/airwomen into the Nigerian Air Force and should not apply.

Breakdown of Academic Qualifications and Requirements

Applicants are advised to carefully read and fulfill the academic requirements below as it pertains to their fields/discipline before filling the form:

  1. Medical Records: ND Medical Records.
  2. Nursing: RN/RM
  3. Lab Technician: ND Medical Lab Science.
  4. X-Ray Technician: ND X-ray Technology.
  5. Dental Technician: ND Dental Technology/Dental Therapy
  6. Pharmacy Technician: ND Pharmacy Technology.
  7. Environmental Technician: ND Environmental Technology.
  8. Biomed Technician: ND Biomed Technology.
  9. Optometry Technician: ND Optometry Technology.
  10. Statistics: ND Stats.
  11. Assistant Chaplain: ND Christian Religious Study.
  12. Assistant Imam: ND Arabic/Islamic Studies.
  13. Engineering Technicians: ND Mechanical Engr./Electrical Electronics Engr/Air Engineering Technology.
  14. Meteorologist: WMO Class III Meteorology Assistant Certificate.
  15. Domestic Electricians: ND Electrical Electronics, ND/Trade Test Cert 1,2,3 Domestic Elect, Work.
  16. Building Technology: ND Building tech/QS/Land Surveying/Civil Engineering.
  17. Public Relations/Info: ND Mass Comm. Cert/Trade Test Cert in Videography/Photography.
  18. Secretarial Assistants: ND Office Technology Management.
  19. Library Assistants: ND/NCE Library Science.
  20. Music: ND Music. In addition, playing experience in any recognised Band will be an advantage.
  21. Driver/Mechanic: Trade Test and current driver’s license with practical experience.
  22. Works: Trade Test Cert in Welding/Carpentry/Painting/Sign Writing/Plumbing/Mason/domestic Electrician/Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.
  23. Computer Tech: ND/Computer Hardware Engr/Software Engr. Possession of recognized certifications will be an advantage.
  24. ND Physiotherapy
  25. ND Medical Supply
  26. ND Printing Technology
  27. PE/Sports: ND/NCE Physical Education, Certificate of participation/Medals in National and International sporting competitions will be an added advantage.
  28. Catering: ND in Catering Services.
  29. Education: NCE Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, English, Home Economics, Nigerian Languages, French, Business Management, Fine Art.

About NAF Attestation Forms:

Applicant’s attestation form must be signed by a military officer from the same state as the applicant and not below the rank of Squadron Leader or equivalent in the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Navy, and Police Officer of the rank of Assistant CP and above. Local Governments Chairmen/Secretaries, magistrates and principals of government Secondary Schools from applicants’ state of origin can also sign the attestation forms.

The signee’s passport photograph and either photocopy of drivers licence or international passport must be attached. In addition, applicants are to bring with them a letter of attestation of good character from any of the officers above to the Zonal Recruitment Centers and final selection interview.

About NAF Qualifying Recruitment Tests Screening Venues

The Zonal Screening and Qualifying Recruitment Tests for the Nigerian Air Force 2018 recruitment exercise will commence at the following centres nationwide. Ensure to choose your nearest destination when undergoing registration.

  1. Makurdi: Nigerian Air Force Base, Markudi.
  2. Ilorin: 303 MAG, Nigerian Air Force Ilorin.
  3. Lagos: Sam Ethnan Air Force Base, Ikeja – Lagos.
  4. Enugu: 113, Helicopter Combat Training Group Nigerian Air Force Enugu.
  5. Port Harcourt: 115 Special Operations Group Nigerian Air Force Port Harcourt.
  6. Benin: 107 Air Maritime Group, Nigerian Air Force Benin.
  7. Kaduna: Nigerian Air Force Base, Kawo – Kaduna.
  8. Kano: 403 Flying Training School, Kano.
  9. Maiduguri: 105 Composite Group Nigerian Air Force Maiduguri.
  10. Ipetu-Ijesha: Nigerian Air Force Institute of Safety, Ipetu-Ijesha.
  11. Sokoto: 119 Forward Operation Base Mabera, Sokoto.
  12. Yola: 103 Strike Group, Nigerian Air Force, Yola.
  13. Jos: 451 Nigerian Air Force Station, Jos.
  14. Bauchi: Nigerian Air Force Base Bauchi.

Additional Instructions

  1. Applicants will be required to submit for scrutiny, the original copies of the documents at the recruitment centers and during the final selection interview. Applicants will be required to present following documents if selected for the zonal recruitment test:
  2. Two recent passport size photographs to be stamped and countersigned by officer of appropriate rank specified, Local Government Chairmen/Secretaries and other specified officers in Paragraph 8.
  3. Photocopies of:
  4. Birth Certificate/Declaration of Age (Any age declaration done later than 4 years to this exercise will not be acceptable).
  5. Educational/Trade Certificates.
  6. Indigenship certificate from applicant’s State of Origin.
  7. Any applicant suspected to have impersonated or submitted false document(s) shall be disqualified from the selection exercise. Also, any false declaration detected later may lead to withdrawal from training. Such applicants may be handed over to the Police for prosecution. The Nigerian Air Force will not entertain any enquiries in respect of applicants whose applications have been rejected. Interested applicants are to note that the online registration is free of charge. Applicants are required to fill valid email addresses and Telephone numbers in the appropriate spaces provided in the application form.
  8. On completion of the application forms, applicants must print out the Acknowledgment Slip.

How to Apply for Nigerian AirForce Airmen and Airwomen Recruitment Exercise.

The NAF Application is a yearly exercise conducted by the Nigerian Airforce to get new intakes into that arm of the Nigerian Millitary. Registration for Nigerian Airforce job is done at the Nigerian Airforce portal for recruitment which is

Please, be aware that application for recruitment into the Nigerian Airforce is done only on the NAF recruitment website and is free of charge. Last year, the Nigerian Airforce Online Registration started sometime in January and was closed in February of that year. So, the 2019 edition of the NAF registration is likely to begin within the same period.

Contact NAF Technical Support:

For Technical Support, please call: 09064145533, 08043440802 or 08053440802 or

Note: All phone lines are available between 8:30AM and 5:30PMNOTE APPLICATION IS FREE. Only candidates who have received SMS are to report with the original of their credentials to the centres for screening.

Remember, all applications for Nigerian Airforce Recruitment 2019 – for Airmen/Airwomen, is processed online on the NAF website – please, go there to apply and get updated information on the job.

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