Paschal Emeka, Abuja
The Nigerian Navy, on Wednesday, disclosed plans to recruit more Nigerians to boost its ongoing internal security and maritime operations across the country.
Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan, Director of Information, Nigerian Navy told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the recruitment was part of plans by the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Awwal Gambo to provide the needed manpower for the naval operations.
“The Nigerian Navy has made recruitment and engagement of men and women a top priority to build up its human resources on an annual basis.
Ayo-Vaughan said the recruitment of personnel into the service was being carried out based on available resources while infrastructure, physical, medical, academic and mental checks are also carried out to ensure only the best are recruited.
He said the Batch 34 recruitment will commence on Aug. 7 with online registration and the recruitment will close on Sept. 7, 2022.
Ayo-Vaughan said the application is free and applicants who submit multiple entries will be disqualified.
“Applicants must have a minimum of five credits at not more than two sittings in WASSCE/SSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB with English and Mathematics as compulsory courses and the Certificate qualification must not be older than six years from the date of application.
Ayo-Vaughan also stated that applicants with school certificates must be between the age of 18 and 22 by January 2023, while those with higher qualifications must be between the age of 18 and 26.
The higher qualifications include NCE, OND, Diploma; registered nurse/registered midwife, drivers/mechanics and sportsmen/sportswomen.
He urged interested applicants to check the navy recruitment portal for more information on the enrolment exercise.