How To Guide to the Nigerian Airforce Application Form for Graduates

Nigerian Airforce Application Form

Each year the Nigerian Airforce runs its recruitment exercise offering jobs to graduates in its Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) programme. Maybe you fancy yourself as Nigeria’s next Top Gun but if you want to join the ranks of the Nigerian Airforce, you’re going to first need to complete the Nigerian Airforce application form. That is where we come in. Below is your ESSENTIAL guide to completing the recruitment form and enrolling as a cadet in the Nigerian Airforce.

Step 1: Watch out for Openings

Perhaps you’re wondering when the Nigerian Airforce recruitment form comes out each year? The truth is that it’s difficult to give exact dates as the recruitment process changes from year to year. However, if 2015 is any guide, the application process was open from 23 April 2015 – 9 June 2015. We would recommend that you continue to check the Nigerian Airforce Career Website at the beginning of the new year. Another good option would be to subscribe to the mailing list offered by our friends at Premium Jobs NG.

Step 2: Are You Eligible?

The next step in the application process is to make sure you’re eligible. There are some basic requirements which tend not to change each year. These are as follows:

  • you need to be of Nigerian origin
  • you need to be single
  • you need to be medically fit
  • you need to meet the minimum height requirements (in the 2015 process, the minimum height requirements were 5.5ft for men and 4ft for women)
  • you need to meet the age requirements (in the 2015 process, you should have been no younger than 17 and no older than 22 for a non-tradesman or 24 for a tradesman)

Step 3: Complete the Nigerian Airforce Application Form

Assuming you’re eligible, let’s get down to the nitty gritty. The first real step you need to take is completing the Nigerian Airforce recruitment form which can be found at the Nigerian Airforce Career Website (see link above). Now, there are many sites offering past questions and answers for this form but we recommend against pursuing such offers. Aside from it being dishonest, the recruiters in the Nigerian airforce will be able to recognize template answers. The key is to answer the questions as honestly as you can and familiarize yourself as much as you can with the airforce’s history and traditions, which you do by looking at our page on the top 10 must know facts about the Nigerian Airforce.

Step 4: Making Payment

Once you’ve completed the recruitment form, you should print out the Pay4Me Acknowledgement by clicking on the “Pay Application Fee” button. Take this print-out to any one of the designated banks in order to pay the application fee which during the 2015 process was 1000 Naira. The banks which would accept payment were United Bank for Africa, Sterling Bank, Diamond Bank, Fidelity Bank, Union Bank, Main Street Bank, Zenith Bank, Unity Bank and Skye Bank. Perhaps you think 1000 Naira is a lot of money for making an application. Well, we agree but it gets worse. This fee does not include banking charges which could cost in the region of 200 Naira.

Once paid, the bank will hand you a slip with a validation number on it. Whatever you do, don’t loose this slip! It contains your Applicant ID which you will need in order to login to the Nigerian Airforce Recruitment Portal.

Step 5: The Zonal Recruitment Exercise

A lucky few applicants will be invited to take part in what is called the “Zonal Recruitment Exercise”. Sounds scary but it shouldn’t be. This is the day on which the airforce’s assessors will meet you face-to-face. You’ll also be required to bring certain documents such as passport size photographs, photocopies of your birth certificate etc. In 2015, the exercise took place at 12 centers across Nigeria including Akure, Makurdi, Ilorin, Lagos, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Benin, Kaduna, Kano, Maiduguri, Sokoto and Yola.

Step 6: The Waiting Time

Once the recruitment process is over, the recruitment result will be posted on the Nigerian Airforce Careers Website (see link above). If you are one of the lucky cadets selected, you will have beaten off competition from thousands of applicants and soon the hard work begins. We’ve been asked many times about the Nigerian Airforce salary structure. While there’s very little publicly available information on cadets’ salaries, we understand that the pay is competitive and of course depends on the exact role for which you have been recruited.

Perhaps you applied to the Nigerian Airforce in 2015 or hope to do so in 2016? If so, please leave us a comment below with any tips or questions which you might have.

57 Comments

  1. Ojo

    August 17, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Hello Nigerians, I am general OJO from Abuja, The Nigerian Air force 2015/2016 Do you need help,or you wish to secure your result or upgrade The Nigeria Defend Academy & Nigerian Air force Examination result,i general Ojo will help you secure and upgrade your result, no matter how it maybe even the last NDA that just past,i will make my candidate get into the Nigerian army. Your Name will be on Batch A/B of this Air force regular Course for the Academic Session. for assistance into the Nigeria Air force ,NDA, IMMIGRATION, call general OJO FOR HELP on: 08103770033.

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      May 12, 2016 at 4:16 pm

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    • Ademola abidemi ayokunmi

      November 14, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Sir plx i will lyk to join dssc next year i.e 2017 and i want to ask u dat when is d registration starting coz i dnt want to miss dis opportunity again

  2. Blessing richard

    October 8, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Hello nigerians, i have always dream of joining the nigeria airforce, to achieve my dreams i know i hv to work hard, i know i will achieve my dreams some day.

    • oluwashina

      February 13, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      ameen

  3. Toheeb

    November 13, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    what is d minimum qualification for applying for air force DSS

  4. Oluwafemi

    November 15, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Hello my name is oladejo oluwafemi, i want 2 join nigerian air force 2016 nd i dnt knw d certain tym dat d form wil be out nd i nid ur help sir.

    • ambition

      January 19, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      I am also looking forward to join the Nigerian air force 2016 and the form will come out next month. 8th of February to 25th of March 2016. For more information grab a copy of Punch news paper January 18th, 2016. Page 28

  5. hassan shuaibu hassan

    November 20, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    I am from maiduguri, I really want to be an airforce just to defeat boko haram. And by the grace of God I am feature airforce ameen

  6. Abubakar Umar

    December 13, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    My Name is Umar Abubakar . And i reside in Lagos.
    I will love to join the Nigerian Air force in this next coming year 2016 by the special grace of Allah. plz i need to knw hw long dose it take person in the training ground to be come an Air Force?

  7. SHUAIBU MOHAMMED

    January 5, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    SHUAIBU MOHAMMED from adamawa am also need to apply the nigeria air force becouse it’s my best ambition in feature

  8. Falusi Iyiola Emmanuel

    January 26, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Pls i want to apply for 2016 recruitment, pls i didn’t know the requirements and the documents i need to get ready.

  9. john

    January 27, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    NDA RESULT IS OUT.NIGERIA DEFENCE ACADEMY EXAMINATION SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES LIST IS OUT ,THE CANDIDATE WHOSE NAME APPEAR IN THIS PUBLICATION WERE SUCCESSFUL AT THE NIGERIA DEFENCE ACADEMY. IF YOU KNOW THAT YOU WANT TO JOIN NDA NOW, OR YOUR NAME IS NOT AMONG THE LIST WE RELEASED NOW ,CONTACT ME
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO ALSO ASSIST YOU IN YOUR ADMISSION TO MAKE SURE YOUR NAME IS OUT for more information call 07035889487

  10. jane-k

    January 29, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Hello my name is jane-k . I would love to apply for air DSS . Can I apply with PGD.

  11. Hillary

    February 3, 2016 at 2:18 am

    If d 2016 form is out please alert me

  12. johnemma

    February 4, 2016 at 11:06 am

    THIS IS TO NOTIFY ALL APPLICANTS THAT THE NDA 68 REGULAR COURSE FORM WILL BE OUT AFTER JAMB EXAMS, AND ONLY CANDIDATES WHO MEET THE CUT OFF MARK WILL BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAMS.
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    FOR ANY ESQUIRES OR INTO NDA ..
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  13. andre

    February 9, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    hello…pls how long does the direct short service course in the nigerian airforce lasts?

  14. Charles

    February 9, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    I just apply for Airforce today.
    . .. Hoe can I no d exam date…? pls u can call or flash me if u also apply or wish to so that we can keep discussing on d issue. .07018282665
    Thanks

  15. salisu yusuf umar

    February 16, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Hello yusuf from kano I love niger
    ian airforce I want to be part of the nigerian army

  16. kennis

    February 17, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    i just registered and its requiring an application ID, form me to login in and print other necessary documents. now the question is how can i get my applicant ID?

  17. kennis

    February 17, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    the step that is asking for a payment of fee into one of the below listed banks. i thought know payment of any kind is require???

  18. peter emmanuel

    February 18, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    my name’s are peter emmanuel and i want to join airforce which i really want sir plz help me.

  19. Popoola isaac

    February 18, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    My name is popoola isaac i apply for nigeria airforce dis year pls i need someone to help me becus i need dis job

  20. james

    February 19, 2016 at 12:23 am

    Please what is this “Trade and Non-Trade actually mean, I need elaboration please. Thank You

  21. Anthony Joseph

    February 20, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I am very interested to enroll into the Nigerian Airforce as a graduate of Mechanical Engineering. Please when is the form coming out for the 2016 session. Good to be here!

  22. Ahmad hussaini Bala Abukur

    February 20, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Hello,am 4rm katsina,my only dream nd hope x just 2 be an aiforce…nd yx i know 1day i will be!INSHAALLAH!

  23. Ariyo Modupe

    February 24, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Direct short service commisdion is not part of the application online, when is it goin to be online or is it closed for the year? it just the airmen/ airwomen application that is online

  24. Adejoh O David

    February 26, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    I tried all my often time but i know one day God will hear my prayer an answer my prayer. Not by mine

  25. yake likita Joshua

    March 1, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    everything in Nigeria is about god father and I don’t have any. so how will one joint DSSC of the NAF?

  26. horlarmie

    March 2, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Pls message me on mail to talk better,admin..

    Horlarmie.daniel@yahoo.com

  27. nonso

    March 3, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Barry white from ebonyi I want to join

  28. Alefi obinna benard

    March 4, 2016 at 11:33 am

    My name is alefia obinna benard plp call me soldier bcos of my strong and fitness, i hv registered for d airmen 2016 recuiretment, but who to sign to me now is d problem i nid a help here is my no 08183119795 i reside in lagos

  29. sani ibrahim magaji

    March 5, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    I am from kano ,I will like to join the Nigerian air force because it’s my best ambition.

  30. Abubakar umar

    March 7, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    My name is Abubakar umar gummi from zamfara state I whant join nigerian air force ,hy b,cose ,I whant protect the Nigerian government, me ,Allah help me Ameen

  31. Ade

    March 8, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Pls wat is the rank of a graduate newly joining d nigerian airforce?

  32. Abdulsamad khalid

    March 9, 2016 at 11:11 am

    My name is Abdulsamad khalid from kano state I really love to join the Nigerian Airforce cux thas my first ambition we needs prayers plsss.

  33. BLESSED NNANTA .C.

    March 10, 2016 at 9:45 am

    BLESSED NNANTA from Abia, i dearm off been an Airforce man, i pray dat God will help me.

  34. CHARLES ETIMBUK

    March 11, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    i love NAF

  35. david

    March 11, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    waleoke
    February 11, 2016 at 5:35 am

    Call for Help 09051855832 This is to inform the general public that the Application For Nigerian Air Force Airmen/Airwomen Recruitment Exercise 2016 has

    commenced.

    Nationality: Applicant must be of Nigerian origin.
    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 2016
    Those who will be older than 22 and 24 years for non-tradesmen and tradesmen respectively by 31st December 2016 need not apply
    Marital Status: All applicants must be single.
    Height: Minimum height is 1.68 meters or 5.5ft for males and 1.65m or 5.4ft for females.
    Medical Fitness: All applicants must be medically fit and meet the Nigerian Air Force medical and employment standards.
    Application Closing Date:
    Online registration starts on 8 February 2016 and closes on 25 March 2016.
    Zonal recruitment exercise will start from 11 – 29 April 2016.
    for Asst call Colon DAVID on 09051855832 Good luck
    Reply

  36. CADET HASSAN

    March 17, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    NIGERIAN AIRFORCE RECRUITMENT 2016. TO GET SHORTLISTED CALL: 07039209295.
    APPLICATION IS FREE!!! APPLICATION IS FREE!!! APPLICATION IS FREE!!!

    #For DSSC
    Online Registration starts on 2 March 2016 and closes 13 April 2016
    Zonal Enlistment Exercise will hold 01 -10 May 2016

    For Airmen/Women
    Online Registration Starts on the 8 February, 2016 and closes 25 March 2016.
    Zonal Recruitment Exercise will hold from 11 – 29 April 2016.

    Disclaimer
    This is to notify the candidates that careers.nigerianairforce.gov.ng is the official Nigerian Air Force Recruitment and Enlistment Portal. Any website or portal apart from this portal is considered a FRAUD. Any candidate who visits any other website does it at his/her own PERIL.

    If you need help to get listed and sucessful in this year recruitment exercise call Colonel: 07039209295.

    Well am a student here in NDA Kaduna, He was the one who helped me get this far. You can possibly speak with me on phone number; 0905 309 7680.

    Cadet Hassan.
    …………………………………………..

  37. Jesse john istifanus

    March 22, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Helo my name is jesse john istifanus i resides in abuja i apply 4 nigerian airforce 2016 and need help pls

  38. abdulrahim

    March 23, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE NIGERIAN ARMY RECRUITMENT !
    The Nigerian air force form is out on sale, We hereby inform all candidates that interested to join should apply :
    THIS is to inform all Nigerian youth both male and female that want to apply and join the Nigerian air force for 2016 recruitment,
    Do you need help on this air force recruitment or do you wish to become an army, I major general momoh abdulrahim will help you secure your
    details and your name will be on the first Beach of the Nigerian air force recruitment shortlist. for assistance into the Nigerian air force
    recruitment, Applicant should Contact, major general momoh abdulrahim on 08129871672 for an agent appointment :

  39. PRINCE BBO OCHIEZE

    April 4, 2016 at 7:20 am

    GOODAY SIR, i am happy to applied for nigerian airforce, and i hope and pray that GOD will make way for me, sir,how can someone be informed that he/she have being seleted to be examined for the work.

  40. samuelsamson

    April 4, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    i guys ma name is samson from kogi state.i hav alreadý buy d form 4 d nigeria airforce recruitment ,pls if u hav idea of d question dey may ask pls comment or email me @ samuelsamson06@gmail.com

  41. SAMUEL

    April 10, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    NIGERIA AIR FORCE RECRUITMENT FORM IS OUT NOW 2016/2017 ……. i was among the successful candidates that wrote the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) exam in the year 2015, i am so happy as this was my fourth time of writing it and all my appreciation goes to Air Vice Marshal Sadique Baba EHIS for his assistance i am very happy that few months from now i will be a member of Nigeria Air Force (NAF). If you among the applicant that is applying for AIR FORCE RECRUITMENT, i will advice you to contact him to help you so that your name will come out successfully. Here is Air Vice Marshal Sadique Baba EHIS number 08137885071

  42. Adefisan

    April 14, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Am Adefisan Adeoye. My dream of joining AIRFORCE as been always abutive. please, how do I go about it. 08034110292

  43. legelege

    April 18, 2016 at 7:13 am

    I applied 4 it dis year I pray u should be one of the chosen cadet .ameen

  44. sani mustapha muhammad

    May 2, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    I want tube nigerian air force 2016/17 recruitment excesite in sha allah

  45. Bala haya muhammad

    May 15, 2016 at 10:10 am

    My is bala haya muhammad i went to joing naf by god grace ameen

  46. joy

    June 6, 2016 at 2:16 am

    I finally got admission into NDA Academy through the help of major gen yusuf buratai. He is indeed a God sent to me, i have tried all i could to get admission all to no avail but finally i saw his contact on the internet and i explained everything to Him, now i am in the academy ..i believe you will need same help even if your name did not come out in first or second batch, u can still contact him if you need his help too 08068534027……,,//

  47. Mahmud Almustapha Maikano

    July 25, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    pls how many months DSSC spent in training?

    • Gbeji Emmanuel

      October 1, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      Pls I will like to join the Nigerian air force

  48. Tasii'u Sa'idu

    November 13, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    I won’t to be a Nigerian air force insha Allah

  49. Osama-victor

    November 24, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Plz-sir-I-want-to-join-nigeria-airforce-come-2017-but-i-need-the-requirement

  50. evans

    January 31, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    i have completed the recruitment form but and their showing me in application status “submited” but if click on continue it won’t work. what should i do

  51. Prosper isaac

    May 17, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Pls sir i want to ask if a qualification like ssce or neco is important when u wat to recret in the nigeria airforce, am asking bcuz i wat to write waec nxt year nd also i wat to buy airforce form nxt year too…can sum1 help me pls

  52. Muhammad

    June 4, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    NDA 2017/2018
    THIS IS TO ANNOUNCE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION INTO THE NIGERIAN DEFENCE ACADEMY 69TH REGULAR COURSE IS CURRENTLY GOING ON NOW, THE APPLICATION CLOSING DATE HAVE BE POST-PONE DUE TO THE DELAY IN JAMB REGISTRATION.CALL 09069295644 FOR ASSISTANCE INTO NIGERIA AIR FORCE,ARMY 75RRI., THANK YOU.

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