How To Join Civil Defence in Nigeria (2023)

How To Become Civil Defence Officer in Nigeria

Civil Defence Corps recruitment in Nigeria is always competitive as a result of good pay that comes with the job.

How to join civil defence

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) is one of the paramilitary agencies in Nigeria.

The paramilitary agency is popularly called civil defence in Nigeria.

NSCDC is charged with responsibility of protecting lives and properties.

They are to complement the efforts of Nigeria police and other sister paramilitary agencies in Nigeria.

The Nigeria Civil Defence Corps is under the supervision of federal ministry of interior.

As a result of many questions concerning how to join Nigeria Civil Defence Corps, we have decided to put together all important informations concerning civil defence recruitment and how to apply for civil defence jobs in Nigeria.

Also contained in this post is the requirements for applying for Civil Defence jobs in Nigeria.

The Civil Defence though was formed in 1967 but was officially established as part of Nigeria government security apparatus in the year 2003.

Recruitment into Civil Defence in Nigeria does not come up every year.

So it is important that applicants for civil defence jobs make most of the opportunity whenever the corps calls for applications for recruitment.

Basic Requirements for Joining Civil Defence in Nigeria

Below are the basic requirements that interested applicants must meet before being considered for appointment or enlisting into NSCDC in Nigeria.

These requirements for civil defence jobs are called the basic because it is a criteria for joining the corps irrespective of positions being applied for.

The Civil Defence recruitment requirements are:

  • Applicants must be Nigerians by birth
  • Applicants must possess the requisites qualifications and certificates. Any certificates or qualifications not presented and accepted at the recruitment centre shall not be accepted after the recruitment.
  • Applicants must be fit and present certificate of medical fitness from recognized Government Hospitals.
  • Applicants must be of good character, and must not have been convicted of any criminal offences.
  • Applicants must not be members of a secret society, Cult or Drug Addicts etc.
  • Applicants must not have been involved in any financial embarrassment.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 years
  • Applicant’s heights must not be less than 1.65m for males and 1.60m for females.
  • Applicant’s chest measurement must not be less than 0.87 for men.
  • Computer Literacy will be an added advantage

How To Join Civil Defence As Graduate

To join Civil Defence as graduate, applicants will have to apply for the position of Superintendent Cadre.

Assistant Superintendent for general duty and Superintendent Cadre for professionals.

Also, interested applicants must have completed mandatory one year of National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) or be able to provide Exemption Certificate.

To apply to join Nigeria Civil Defence Corps as graduate, applicants must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree, HND or equivalent.

So, in most cases, graduates of the under listed academic courses are given added advantage.

The courses for Civil Defence jobs are:

  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Pharmacy
  • Actuarial Science
  • Audit
  • Building
  • Communication
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Health Information Management
  • Marine
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition/Dietary
  • Quantity Survey
  • Secretarial Studies
  • Sports
  • Stores/Procurement
  • Music

How To Apply For Civil Defence with OND & NCE

Those with OND and NCE qualifications who are applying to join Nigeria Civil Defence will have to apply for NSCDC Inspector positions.

This is a mid level position in Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

Applicants must obtain these qualifications from recognized Polytechnics or Colleges of Education.

The age bracket for those apply for civil defence job with OND or NCE certificate is a maximum of 25 years.

How To Apply For Civil Defence with WAEC/NECO/NABTE/GCE

To join Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) With WAEC or O level certificate is to apply for civil defence Assistant positions.

It is popularly known as to join Civil Defence as a recruit.

To apply for civil defence with WAEC certificate, interested applicants must possess O level certificate: WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, GCE or its equivalent.

Applicants must possess a minimum of 3-credit passes from not more than 2 sittings in any of relevant subjects.

They must be between the ages of 18 to 25 years.

How To Apply For Civil Defence Jobs in Nigeria

The following are procedures for applying to join Civil Defence in Nigeria.

Follow Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps official social media handlers or national newspapers or television to know when the portal is open for reception of application to join Civil Defence.

Also, keep in check with the official communications channels of federal ministry of interior, which is ministry supervising civil defence (NSCDC).

When the portal is open for application take the following steps:

  • Visit and complete the application form
  • Print out every necessary documents
  • Take note of the examination and screening date and participate actively
  • Wait for shortlist of successful applicants

Civil Defence Recruitment 2023

Is Civil Defence Recruiting

For the year 2023,Civil Defence is yet to call for application for recruitment into the corps.

It is highly unlikely that civil defence will recruit for the year 2023 as the ongoing 2020 Civil Defence recruitment is yet to be concluded.

However interested applicants for civil defence recruitment 2023 are advised to follow the official communications channels of the corps and that of ministry of interior.

How many Months is Civil Defence Training

Civil Defence training for newly recruited officers usually last between 5 to 6 months.

The timetable for training of new civil defence officers will be released by the corps official communications channels.

When is Civil Defence Examination

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps is yet to release date for examination for interested applicants who want to join the corps.

We advise that applicants should visit the official website of Civil Defence at or follow the official communications channels of the agency for information concerning date for civil defence examination.

How Much is Civil Defence Salary

An officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps at level 8, step 1, would belong to the Assistant Superintendent rank and such a officer will be paid up to N121,000 per month.

An Inspectorate Cadre that is placed on Level 7, on the other hand, is paid around N69,000 monthly.

Also, NSCDC Assistant cadet earn a monthly salary of around N45,000.


The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.

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  1. Balogun Israel Olatomiwa

    I would have like to join but am still young to join my age is not up to that they need, but I promise to join when my age is up to that

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