Nigerian army postpones 2018 recruitment exercise indefinitely

The army says a new date would be announced for the exercise.

The recruitment was earlier scheduled to begin on Monday, February 26 and end on Friday, March 9, 2018

The army recruited 12,000 new soldiers in 2017 to boost its operations across the country The Nigerian army has announced the postponement of its 2018 recruitment exercise for the 77 regular intakes.

The army revealed the decision in a statement released on Sunday, February 25. It however did not name a new date for the resumption of the exercise.

The statement signed by Colonel Aliyu Yusuf for the Director Army Public Relations, read:

"The Nigerian Army wishes to inform the general public particularly candidates for the 77 Regular Recruit Intake exercise earlier scheduled to hold nationwide. from Monday 26 February - Friday 9 March 2018 that the exercise has been postponed till further notice."

"A new date for the screening excercise will be communicated in due course through the media and the Nigerian Army Recruitment Portal ( Inconveniences caused highly regretted."