Nigerian Airforce Recruitment For Airmen/Airwomen Basic Military Training Course 43/2022

By | August 17, 2023

Applications are now open for young Nigerian undergraduates to apply for the Nigerian Airforce (NAF) Recruitment For Airmen/Airwomen Basic Military Training Course 43/2022.

The NAF Basic Military Training Course Recruitment is open to holders of Secondary School Certificate, National Diploma certificate, NABTEB, RN/RM/NCE or City & Guild Certificate and Trade Test Certificate.

The Nigerian Airforce is the arm of the Nigerian Military responsible for ensuring the integrity of the Nigerian airspace by gaining and maintaining control of the air while retaining a credible capacity to fulfill other airpower tasks demanded by national defense and security imperatives.

The Nigerian Airforce therefore operates with the aim to enhance and sustain critical airpower capabilities required for joint force employment in pursuit of national security imperatives.

Nigerian Airforce Recruitment 2022 For Airmen/Airwomen Basic Military Training Course 43/2022

The NAF Basic Military Training Course is a Short Period Training for recruits to become Airmen and Airwomen, not normally more than 6 months of training. It is mainly for those who possess Secondary School Certificate, National Diploma certificate, NABTEB, RN/RM/NCE or City & Guild Certificate and Trade Test Certificate. The BMTC is comprised of Non-Tradesmen/Women with age limit between 18 and 22, and Tradesmen/Women with age limit between 18 and 25.

Eligibility Criteria and General Requirements

  1. Nationality: Applicants must be Nigerian citizens by birth, and possess national identity card/NIN or BVN.
  2. Age: Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 22 years (Applicants born before 31 March 2001 are not eligible) for non-tradesmen/women, 18 and 25 years of age (Applicants born before 31 March 1998 are not eligible) for tradesmen/women. Those applying for Chaplains Assistant/Assistant Imams and Drivers/Mechanic must be between 18 and 28 years of age (Applicants born before 31 March 1995 are not eligible).
  3. Marital Status: All applicants must be single.
  4. Height: Minimum height is 1.66m or 5.4ft for males and 1.63m or 5.3ft for females.
  5. Medical Fitness: Applicants must be medically, physically and psychologically fit and must meet the Nigerian Air Force medical and employment standards.
  6. Local Government Area Attestation Form: Applicants’ Local Government Area Attestation Form must be signed by a military officer from the same State as the applicants and not below the rank of Wing Commander in the Nigerian Air Force or equivalent in the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Navy or a Police Officer of the rank of Assistant Commissioner and above, or Local Government Chairmen/Secretaries, Magistrates and Principals of Secondary Schools attended by applicants’ can also sign the Attestation Form. The Local Government Area Attestation Form must be accompanied by the passport photograph and photocopy of the signees’ Drivers Licence or National ID Card or International Passport. The signee is also to authenticate behind the applicants’ passport photograph.
  7. Presentation of original credentials: Successful applicants are required to submit their original credentials for scrutiny at the Selection Board Interview Exercise. The credentials include the following:
    a. Two recent passport size photographs to be stamped and countersigned by the officer of appropriate rank as specified in Paragraph 6.
    b. Original and Photocopy of Birth Certificate or Declaration of Age.
    c. Original and Photocopy of Educational/Trade Certificates.
    d. Original and Photocopy of Indigeneship certificate from applicant’s Local Government/State of Origin.
    e. Original and Photocopy of Attestation of Good Character signed by Officer of appropriate rank as specified in paragraph 6.

Available Positions and Requirements

Applicants are advised to carefully read the available positions and specific disciplines required for each position below before filling the Nigerian Airforce Recruitment Application form

  1. Engineering Technicians: ND Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Chemical Engineering Technology, Aircraft Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology/Automobile Engineering and Trade Test in Fitter Machinist.
  2. Air Traffic Services: ND in Meteorology, Air Traffic Controller Assistant, Base Operator, Flight Dispatcher and Fire Fighter.
  3. Nursing and Medical Allied: RN-RM, Medical Records Technician, Medical Lab Technician, Medical Imaging/X-ray Technician, Dental/Dental Therapy Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Community/Environmental Technician, Biomed Technician, Optometry Technician, Medical Rehabilitation/Physiotherapy Technician, Medical Supply Technician, Dietetics/Nutrition Technician and Paramedics Technician.
  4. Communication, Information and Space Technology: ND/Trade Certificate in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Science/Computer Engineering, Cyber Security Tech, Computer Hardware Engineering Tech, Software Engineering Tech, Network Tech, Aerospace Engineering, Avionics Engineering, Surveying, Geoinformatics, Satellite Image Interpreter/GIS Tech, Sat-Com Hub Installation Tech, Info Tech, Fiber Optic Tech, Web Designer/Master and Software Developer. Possession of recognized certifications such as Diploma in Desktop Publishing, Certificate in Computer Appreciation, Certificate in Graphics Design, Certificate in Web Design, Certificate in Computer Maintenance and Networking, Certificate in Video Editing Course is an added advantage.
  5. Administration: ND Public Administration, Office Technology and Management, Business Administration/Management, Statistics.
  6. Logistics: ND Purchasing and Supply, Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Trade skill like Tailoring are to come with Test Certificate.
  7. Air Provost/Intelligence: ND Sociology, Criminology, Psychology, Statistician (Record Analyst), Intelligence and Security Studies.
  8. Veterinary Assistance: ND Animal Health and relevant veterinary related fields.
  9. Languages: ND French, Mandarin, Russian, Arabic and NCE Kanuri Languages.
  10. Education: NCE Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, English, Home Economics, Nigerian Languages, French, Business Education, Fine and Applied Art, Basic Science/Integrated Science, Computer Science, Music, Technical Education/Basic Technology, Library and Information Science, Christian Religious Knowledge, Islamic Religious Knowledge and Early Childhood Education/Primary Education.
  11. Works/Services: ND Building Technology/Quantity Surveyor/Civil Engineering (Structures), Estate Management, Urban and Regional Planning, Architecture, Water supply and sanitation, Highway Engineering, Surveying and Geoinformatics, Electrical Electronics and Mechanical Engineering. Trade Test Certificate in Welding, Carpentry, Painting, Sign-Writing, Plumbing, Masonry, Draughtsman, Refrigeration, Tiling, POP and Air-Conditioning, Domestic Electrician..
  12. Public Relation/Information: ND Mass Communication, Journalism, Broadcasting. Trade Test Certificate in Videography/Photography/Graphics Design.
  13. Legal Clerks: ND in Law.
  14. Assistant Chaplain: ND/Diploma in Theology and Catechesis.
  15. Assistant Imam: ND/Diploma in Arabic/Islamic Studies.
  16. Driver/Mechanic: SSCE/NECO/GCE/NABTEB and Trade Test certificate, valid current driver’s license and practical experience.
  17. Catering: ND Catering Services/Hotel Management.
  18. Music: ND Music. Playing experience in any recognised Band is an added advantage.
  19. Sports: SSCE/NECO/GCE/NABTEB and must present evidence of professional experience which should include Certificate of participation/Medal(s) in national and international sporting competitions. In addition, ND/NCE Physical Education as well as recommendation letter from the Athlete’s State Sport Council and membership of National Sporting Association is an added advantage.


  • Non-Tradesmen/Women:
    Applicants applying for Non-Tradesmen/Women must posses a minimum of 5 credits, including Mathematics and English Language, in not more than 2 sittings in SSCE/NECO/GCE/NABTEB. In addition, applicants are required to possess their school’s testimonials.
  • Tradesmen/Women:
    a. Applicants with ND/NCE must possess at least lower credit from accredited institutions and must possess a minimum of 5 credits, including Mathematics and English, in not more than 2 sittings in SSCE/NECO/GCE/NABTEB.
    b. Applicants applying as drivers and other trade skills that require Trade test must possess a minimum of 2 passes in SSCE/NECO/GCE/NABTEB with a credit in English in addition to their Trade Test Certificate and valid driving licence for drivers.
    c. Applicants applying as sportsmen/women are to present evidence of their professional experience, which should include certificates and medals.
  • Note:
    That applicant with HND or First Degrees/Post-Graduate Certificates and University Diplomas certificates will not be considered for recruitment as airmen/airwomen into the Nigerian Air Force and should not apply. Applicants with medical qualifications must possess evidence of registration with relevant professional’s bodies and valid current practicing license(s).

How to Apply for Nigerian Airforce Basic Military Training Course

The method of application for the Nigerian Airforce Basic Military Training Course is online at the Nigerian Air Force Online Recruitment & Enlistment Portal: Interested and qualified candidates should follow the guideline and steps below:

  • Step 1: Visit the NAF Online Recruitment & Enlistment Portal: to start your application.
  • Step 2: Make available Your phone number, email and all required documents for the application.
  • Step 3: Click on Airmen/Airwomen, Click on Start Application
  • Step 4: Fill Your Registration Form.
  • Step 5: Submit the Form.
  • Step 6: Take note of your Application Number.
  • Step 7: Print Application Summary Page.
  • Step 8: Download and Print Acknowledgement Cards and Attestation Cards using your Email Address and Password to log in.
    On completion of the application forms, applicants must print out the underlisted documents:
    a. Acknowledgment Slip.
    b. Attestation of Parent/Guardians Form.
    c. Local Government Area Attestation Form.


Applicants are required to fill in valid email addresses and telephone numbers in the appropriate spaces provided in the Application Form.

All interested applicants can only submit one application. Any applicant who submits more than one application will be automatically disqualified.

Application Process for the Nigerian Airforce Basic Military Training Course is FREE OF CHARGE and no payment should be made at any point throughout the Exercise.

Any applicant suspected to have impersonated or submitted false document(s) shall be disqualified from the Selection Exercise.

Any false declaration detected later may lead to withdrawal from training. Such applicants will be handed over to the Nigerian Police for prosecution.

The Nigerian Air Force will not entertain any enquiries in respect of applicants whose applications have been rejected.

Applicants must be free of any previous conviction(s) on criminal grounds, by a court of law.

COVID-19 Protocols will be strictly adhered to during interview and training.

Application Deadlines

Online Registration and Application starts on 11 April 2022 and closes on 22 May 2022.

Recruitment Interview Exercise is scheduled to hold from 27 June – 28 August 2022.

For further information see the instruction page on the website from 11 April 2022 or call the following support lines from 9:00AM and 4:00PM Monday – Friday: 09064432351 and 09055840142 or e-mail:

Nigerian Air Force Online Recruitment & Enlistment Portal:

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