Among the three Nigerian Armed Forces is the Nigerian Navy whose vision is to develop a credible naval power in fulfillment of their roles as stated in the Nigerian constitution.
In this light, they recruits interested candidates into the system every year.
Therefore in this post, you will learn all it takes to be a Nigerian naval officer, and the application requirements, different ranks and everything you need to know.
Finally, we would be answering some intriguing questions about the topic. Stick to the end!
- 1 THE STRUCTURE
- 2 HOW TO APPLY
- 2.1 THE RANKS
- 2.2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- 2.2.1 What is the highest rank?
- 2.2.2 What is the salary of Nigerian Navy Officers?
- 2.2.3 Who is the current head?
- 2.2.4 Does the Navy have Warships?
- 2.2.5 Does the Nigerian Navy have submarine?
- 2.2.6 What are they symbols/insignias of the ranks?
- 2.2.7 How long is training?
- 2.2.8 When does recruitment start?
- 2.3 Conclusion
- 2.4 Share this:
Before you get into any system it is imperative you understand how that system works so that you will not be swallowed by ignorance. However, the Navy is structured thus:
The Naval Headquarter is made up of the office of the Chief of Naval Staff and 8 staff branches with each administered by a Branch Chief of flag rank. These Branches include:
- The Office of the Naval Secretary
- Training and Operations
- Account and Budget
- Naval Safety and Standards
- Policy and Plans
- Naval Engineering
The following offices report directly Chief of Naval Staff:
Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation (PIMED), Transformation Office and finally, the Holdings.
The Navy has 5 commands headed by the Flag Officers Commanding (FOCs). There are also 5 autonomous units. These five commands are made up of three (3) operational commands (Western Naval Command, Eastern Naval Command and Central Naval Command), the Naval Training Command (NAVTRAC) and the Logistics Command (LOGCOMD).
The 5 autonomous units include: The Nigerian Naval Dockyard (NND), the Nigerian Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Naval Ordinance Department (NOD), the Naval Doctrine and Assessment Centre (NDAC) and the Nigerian Navy Holdings Limited (NNHL).
It is the duty of the NOD to store the arms and ammunitions while the NND and NNSY carry out the maintenance and docking of ships.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS ASIDE ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
HOW TO APPLY
The application process of the Nigerian Navy recruitment is done online, via their recruitment portal: the https://www.joinnigeriannavy.com/
- Enter the website and create an account with your email address and a desired password (The application for 2019 has ended, so you may not be able to access the website fully).
- Login and fill your valid details in the application fields in the online application form.
- Submit it and wait for when candidates will be shortlisted.
Following the shortlisting is an aptitude test. During application, you must have filled the State you would want to take the aptitude test. So you will posted to an examination centre for the test. Successful candidates will then be taken after the entire process.
It is good to picture yourself from now occupying one of those ranks in the Nigerian Navy. You cannot be far from it anyway as far as you will the requirements and pass the aptitude test. There Commissioned Officers and Non-commissioned Officers.
THE RANKS COMMISSIONED OFFICERS)
- Admiral of the Fleet
- Rear Admiral
- Lieutenant Commander
- Acting Sub-Lieutenant
THE RANKS OF THE NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
- Warrant Chief Petty Officer
- Chief Petty Officer
- Petty Officer
- Leading Rating
- Able Rating
- Ordinary Rating
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the highest rank?
The highest rank in the Nigeria Navy is the Admiral of the Fleet.
Admiral: N1,358,595 per month
Vice-Admiral: N1,113,602 per month
Rear Admiral: N1,003,245 per month
Commodore: N615,488 per month
Captain: N309,655 per month
Commander: N281,674 per month
Who is the current head?
Presently, the Chief of Naval Staff is Ibok Ekwe Ibas. He was appointed on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Yes the Navy have warships. They also have the following in their fleet: 2 amphibious tank landing ships, 1 frigates (inoperable), 2 offshore patrol vessels, 2 corvettes, 2 minesweepes, 9 fast patrol boats, 4 patrol cutters, 4 corvettes and 16 inshore patrol crafts.
Nigerian Navy which ranks 83 in the world does not have any submarine. The South African Navy has three submarines and they sank first in Africa.
What are they symbols/insignias of the ranks?
Below is are the symbols/insignia
How long is training?
The Navy training lasts about 9 months. Those who are trained in the Nigeria Defence Academy are exempted from this duration.
When does recruitment start?
The application most times open in October and ends in November. Meanwhile, the applicatio of the 2019 has ended. To stay updated, make sure you subscribe to our newsletter. You can always come here for updated info about recruitment.
The Nigerian Navy recruitment is a chance for citizens to join the ranks of the armed forces. Follow all the instructions in the article for a successful application. Unclear about anything? Please ask us under the comment section.