Nigeria Airforce (NAF) recruitment 2021, requirements for Tradesmen/won, Non-tradesmen/women, academic qualification requirements and how to apply successfully on the NAF recruitment portal,

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This is to inform the general public that the application For Nigerian Air Force Airmen/Airwomen Recruitment Exercise 2021 has commenced.

Without wasting any any, let’s dive right in.

NAF Registration starts on 2 March 2021 and closes on 30 March 2021.

NAF Recruitment 2021 Requirements

General Qualification Requirements

  • Applicants must be Nigerian citizens by birth.
  • Applicants must not be less than 1.66m tall for male and not less than 1.63m tall for female.
  • Applicants must be medically and physically fit.
  • Applicants must be free of any previous conviction(s) on criminal ground, by a court of law.

Non Tradesmen/Women Requirements

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 22 years by February 28, 2022.
  • Applicants must possess a minimum of 5 credits, including Mathematics and English, in not more than 2 sittings in SSCE/NECO/GCE/NABTEB.

Tradesmen/Women Requirements

  • Applicants applying as tradesmen and women must be between 18 and 25 years of age except for those applying as assistant chaplains/ imams and drivers who must be between 18 and 28 years.
  • Applicants must possess at least a lower credit in ND/NCE or any relevant trade certificates from reputable and approved Government institutions/organisations, with a minimum of 2 passes and a credit in English in not more than 2 sittings in SSCE/NECO/GCE/NABTEB.
  • Applicants applying as drivers must posses a minimum of 2 passes in SSCE/NECO/GCE/NABTEB, with a credit in English and trade test certificate.
  • Applicants applying as sportsmen/women are to present evidence of their professional experience which should include certificates and medals.

Nigeria Air Force Recruitment 2021 Academic/Professional Requirements

1. Non-Tradesmen/women: Applicants must possess a minimum of 5 credits including Mathematics and English Language in SSCE/NECO/GCE/NABTEB. In addition, applicants are also required to possess their school’s testimonials.

2. Tradesmen/women:

a. Applicants must possess ND (with minimum of Lower Credit), NABTEB, RN/RM/NCE or City & Guild Certificate.

b. Candidates with only Trade Test Certificate (including Drivers) are required to also have a minimum of 2 passes in GCE/SSCE/NECO including English Language.

Note: 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. Applicants with medical qualifications should possess evident of registration with relevant professionals bodies and current practicing license.

3. Requirements: Applicants are advised to carefully read the requirements below before filling the Form:

a. Medical Records: ND Medical Records.

b.Nursing: RN-RM.

c.Lab Technician: ND Medical Lab Science.

d.X-Ray Technicians: ND X-ray Technology.

e.Dental Technician: ND Dental Technology/ Dental Therapy.

f.Pharmacy Technician: ND Pharmacy Technology.

g.Environmental Health Technician: ND Environmental Health Technology.

h.Biomed Technician: ND Biomed Technology.

i.Optometry Technician: ND Optometry Technology.

j. Physiotherapy: ND Physiotherapy.

k. Medical Supply: ND Medical Supply.

l.Dieticians/Nutrition: ND Dietetics/Nutrition.

m.Assistant Chaplain: Diploma in Theology.

n.Assistant Imam: ND Arabic/Islamic Studies.

o. Engineering Technicians: ND Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Electronics Engineering/Chemical Engineering/Air Engineering Technology.

p. Works: Trade Test Cert in Welding/Carpentry/Painting/Sign Writing/Plumbing/Mason/Domestic Electrician/Refrigeration and Air Conditioning/Tailors.

q. Domestic Electricians: ND Electrical Electronics, ND/Trade Test Certificate 1,2,3 Domestic Electrician, Works.

r. Building Technology: ND Building Technology/Quantity Surveyor/ Land Surveying/ Civil Engineering.

s.Statistics: ND Stats.

t. Meteorologist: WMO Class III Meteorology Assistant Certificate, Certificate in ATCA/Base Operator and Fire.

u. Public Relations/Info: ND Mass Communication/Journalism/Broadcasting/Trade Test Certificate in Videography/Photography.

v. Secretarial Assistants: ND Office Technology Management.

w. Library Assistants: ND/NCE Library Science.

x. Music: ND Music. In addition, playing experience in any recognized Band will be an advantage.

y. Driver/Mechanic: Trade Test and current driver’s license with practical experience.

z. Computer/Space Tech: ND/Computer Hardware Engr/Tech, Software Engr/Tech, Satellite Image Interpreter/GIS Tech, SatCom Hub Installation Tech, Fiber Optic Tech, Network Tech, Cyber Security Tech, Web Designer/Master and Software Developer. Possession of recognized certifications will be an advantage.

aa. Sports: Certificate of participation/Medals in National and International sporting competitions and in addition ND/NCE Physical Education can be an added advantage.

ab. Catering: ND Catering Services/Catering Certificate.

ac. Education: NCE Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, English, Home Economics, Nigerian Languages, French, Business Management, Fine Art, Basic Science/Integrated Science, Computer Science, Music, Technical Education/Basic Technology, Christian Religious Knowledge, Islamic Religious Knowledge.

ad. Administration/Logistics: ND Business Studies/Business Administration and Management/Purchasing and Supply/Financial Studies/Economics.

ae. Legal Clerks: ND/Diploma in Law.

Nigerian Air Force Recruitment Application Portal 2021

If you meet the requirements stated above, then you can apply by following the procedures below:

  1. Go to
  2. Applicants are required to fill their valid email addresses and Telephone numbers in the appropriate spaces provided in the application form.
  3. Proceed with filling the application form.

Multiple applications will be disqualified. You are to apply only once.

NOTE: The online application for the NAF recruitment 2021 starts on 2 March 2021 and closes on 30 March 2021.

On completion of the application forms, applicants must print out the documents below:

  1. Acknowledgment Card.
  2. Attestation Form to be signed by a Military Officer or Local Government Chairman of the Applicant.
  3. Parent/Guardian Consent Form.
  4. Local Government Indigeneship Form.


The Attestation Form must be accompanied by the passport photograph and photocopy of the signee’s Drivers Licence or International Passport or National ID Card. The signee is also to authenticate the passport photograph of the applicant.

For further information see the instruction page on the website or call the following support lines from Monday to Friday (09:30am to 05:30pm : 0906443235108043440802 and 09055840142.


The Nigerian Air Force will not entertain any enquiries in respect of applicants whose applications have been rejected. Interested applicants are to note that online registration is free of charge.

Nigeria Airforce Recruitment Closing Date 2021

The NAF recruitment portal will close on March 30, 2021.

NAF Screening/Selection Exercise 2021

Recruitment interview Exercise will hold from May 17 – July 12, 2021.

Applicants are required to submit their original credentials for scrutiny, at the zonal and final selection exercises for shortlisted NAF candidates.

The credentials include the following:

  1. 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 6.
  2. Photocopy of Birth Certificate/Declaration of Age (Any age declaration done later than 4 years to this exercise will not be acceptable)
  3. Photocopy of Educational/Trade Certificates
  4. Indigeneship certificate from applicant’s State of Origin
  5. Attestation of Parent/Guardian Consent Form
  6. Attestation of Local Government Area Form
  7. Acknowledgment Card
  8. Writing Materials (for aptitude test)

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.

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Such applicants will be handed over to the Nigeria Police for prosecution.

NAF Zonal Recruitment Exercise Venues 2021

Qualifying Recruitment Tests will hold in the following Centers:

  • auchi: 251 Nigerian Air Force Base, Bauchi.
  • Benin: 107 Air Maritime Group, Nigerian Air Force Benin.
  • nugu: 155 Nigerian Air Force Base, Enugu.
  • Ilorin: 303 MAG – Nigerian Air Force, Ilorin.
  • Ipetu-Ijesha: 209 Quick Response Group, Ipetu-Ijesha.
  • Jos: 451 Nigerian Air Force Station, Jos.
  • aduna: Nigerian Air Force Base, Kawo – Kaduna.
  • Kano: 403 Flying Training School, Kano.
  • Lagos: Sam Ethnan Air Force Base, Ikeja – Lagos.
  • Maiduguri: 105 Composite Group Nigerian Air Force Base, Maiduguri.
  • Makurdi: Nigerian Air Force Base, Makurdi.
  • Minna:351 Nigerian Air Force Base, Minna.
  • Port-Harcourt: 115 Special Operations Group, Nigerian Air Force, Port-Harcourt.
  • Sokoto: 119 Forward Operation Base Mabera, Sokoto.
  • Yola: 103 Strike Group, Nigerian Air Force, Yola.

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