The South-East region has the lowest number of successful candidates as the Nigerian Army unveils the list of new recruits over the weekend.
On Friday, the Nigerian Army released a list of 300 candidates selected for its short service combatant course 47/2021 selection board with about 61 reserves.
The list of successful candidates for the Short Service Combatant Course 47/2021 has 13% (49) of candidates from the South-East out of the total number of 361 candidates (both successful and reserves).
A further breakdown of the list reveals that the South-East has only 42 selected candidates with 7 reserves compared to the North Central zone which has 58 candidates with an additional 13 reserves making a total of 71 candidates (20%).
The South-West and South-South geopolitical zones have slightly higher numbers of candidates than the South-East but lower than any of the Northern zones.
South-West and South-South zones have 16% each on the list with 48 candidates selected from each zone and 10 reserves each.
Candidates from North-East zone totalled 61 with 49 selected and 12 reserves (17%), the North-West has a total of 64 candidates (18%), 55 selected candidates and 9 reserves while the North Central zone has 58 candidates with an additional 13 reserves making a total of 71 candidates (20%).
In a statement on its website, the army asked the shortlisted candidates to report for officer cadet training at the old site of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, on April 6.
The army warned that any candidate who fails to report in person by 6pm on April 7 will forfeit their position and be replaced by another candidate on the reserve list consisting of 61 people.
For other details regarding the registration, candidates are advised to visit the portal at recruitment.army.mil.ng/ssc/enlisted”