The Nigerian Army commences recruitment of new soldiers who will be trained and sent to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.
This has been confirmed by the Director of Army
Public Relations, Brig. Gen Olajide Laleye, at a press briefing in Abuja
on May 21, 2014, Wednesday.
The online registration for interested applicants is already available at the e-Recruitment portal (link) and will last till June 21, 2014.
The Nigerian Army would be interested to see only those who are willing to fight Islamist Boko Haram sect in the North East.
The annual recruitment exercise is required for replacing the soldiers who lost their lives in the war against terrorism.
Laleye revealed that the Army would also commission the applicants
through the Direct Short Service Commission and the Short Service
He further emphasised that qualified able-bodied
Nigerians, both men and women, have a great chance of serving their
country by applying through the short service schemes.
It would be recalled that President Jonathan has requested the National Assembly to approve prolongation
of the state of emergency rule in the three troubled North-eastern
states. The presidency has also put a green light on increased Army and
security services recruitment, where necessary.
The Senate approved one more six-month period of emergency rule in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States on May 20, 2014.