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NIGERIAN MILITARY

For 2020, Nigeria is ranked 42 of 138 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx* rating of 0.6485 (0.0000 considered 'perfect').

 

 

Summary

Professional army

Ranks

Army, Air force, Navy, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC

Man power

Total population; 203,452,505

Available manpower; 77,108,499 (37.9%)

Fit-for-service; 43, 180,760 (21.2%)

Reaching military age annually; 3,454,461 (1.7%)

Total military personnel; 120,000 (est) (0.1%)

Active personnel; 120,000 (0.1%)

Reserve personnel; 0 (0.0%)

Air power

Total strength; 129

Fighters; 8

Dedicated Attack; 13

Transports; 21

Trainers; 47

Special Mission; 5

Helicopters; 44

Attack Helicopters; 15

Land FORCES

Tanks; 253

Armed vehicles; 1,789

Self-propelled Artillery; 25

Towed Artillery; 339

Rocket projectors; 36

Naval Forces

Total assets; 75

Aircraft carriers; 0

Destroyers; 0

Frigates; 0

Corvettes; 0

Submarines; 0

Patrol; 100

Mine warfare; 2

Nigeria military expenditure

$1,907.00 usd

Chief of defence

General Aboyomi Gabriel Olonisakin

Chief of Naval staff

Ibok 3kwe Ibas

Chief of Air staff

Sadique Abubakar

Chief of Army staff

Tukur Yusuf Buratai

Chief of staff

Agboola Ibrahim Gambari

Commandant of the Nigeria Armed Forces command and staff college

AVM, Abubakar Liman