Recruitment For Ordnance in Nigerian Navy

Are you looking to successfully JOIN THE NIGERIAN NAVY as an Ordnance Officer this year?

In this guide,

You will see the age and educational requirements for Nigerian Navy recruitment for Ordnance, their duties, ranks and salary.

ALSO SEE: Other Departments in Nigerian Navy and their Requirements

Take note.

Applicants for Nigerian Navy Ordnance must be between the ages of 18 – 26 YEARS and must possess both the O’Level and OND qualification mentioned here.

What are the duties of an Ordnance Officer in Nigerian Navy?

As an Ordnance Officer, you will be responsible for storing Nigerian Navy arms and ammunition and a limited storage for the NA, NAF and some paramilitary units.

You’ll make sure that weapons systems, vehicles, and equipment are ready and available, and in perfect condition at all times.

You’ll also manage the developing, testing, fielding, handling, storage, and disposal of munitions.

What rank is Ordnance Officer in Nigerian Navy?

The rank of a Nigerian Navy Ordnance Officer immediately after recruitment is “Ordinary Rating”.

It is the first non-commissioned rank that successful recruits obtain after passing out of the Nigerian Navy Basic Training School (NNBTS).

How much is Nigerian Navy Ordnance Officer paid monthly?

The Nigerian Navy salary is based on ranks.

And since the Nigerian Navy Basic Training School (NNBTS) entry rank is Ordinary Rating.

Your salary as a fresh Ordnance Officer in Nigerian Navy immediately after recruitment will be around ₦45,854 monthly.

It increases as you advance in rank.

Requirements for Nigerian Navy recruitment for Ordnance

Now let’s see the required O’Level and OND grades that qualifies you to apply for Ordnance in Nigerian Navy.

Only O’Level and OND are required for this position, if you possess other higher qualifications (Degree, HND, etc), kindly APPLY FOR DIRECT SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION (DSSC).

O’Level requirements for Ordnance in Nigerian Navy

The Nigerian Navy accepts ANY of these O’Level results (WAEC, GCE, NECO, NABTEB, WAEC City & Guilds or London City & Guild) at not more than 2 sittings and not older than 6 years from the date of your application.

In your O’Level result,

You must have at least CREDIT in these subjects:

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Any other Science subject

Higher education requirements for Ordnance Officer in Nigerian Navy

You are also required to possess:

  • minimum of B.Sc, B Eng, BA (Second Class Lower) Degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas: Textile Technology, Textile Design, Graphic Design, Explosives Engineering and Explosive Science and Technology.

Also intermediate City & Guilds or Trade Test II could be considered. Technical bias will be an advantage.

Practical requirements for Ordnance in Nigerian Navy


If you meet these requirements and would like to apply now, SEE HOW TO JOIN THE NAVY (NNBTS) RECRUITMENT.


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