State Security Service (SSS) Recruitment 2021/2022 Application Form is Out – Apply Here

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State Security Service (SSS) Recruitment 2021/2022 Application Form is Out. State Security Service Recruitment 2020 Portal is now available for application from interested persons who wish to apply SSS Jobs.

State Security Service Recruitment 2020

Are you looking for State Security Service Recruitment 2021/2022 Application Form Portal? Do you want to see how to apply for SSS Careers 2021 recruitment Jobs now? If yes, then Start a career journey with the State Security Service by registering at the portal.

When you login to the portal, you will have option to apply for any of the listed positions. On the portal, there is position for FSLC holders, OND/NCE holder and then HND/Degree holders.

For the benefit of those who are not well versed with the function of the State Security Service (SSS), I am going to give a brief overview before I will talk on the application process.

About SSC Recruitment 2021

The Short Service Commission (SSC) is a type of commission in the Nigerian Army which is open to both civilians and serving military personnel. The Course provides the avenue for the enlistment of degree holders who desire to the join the officers rank of the Nigerian Army as Combatant. Training period for this type of commission is usually 9 months of intensive military training and successful candidates are commissioned into the rank of Second Lieutenant.


We will never ask any of our readers to pay us to get recruited. We are not in any affiliation with the recruitment agency. Should anyone contact you in our name, do so to report the person to use and necessary actions will be taken.

We published State Security Service Recruitment news to help those seeking to apply know their way about. The guide here is totally free, we do not charge for anything.

You are advised to calm down and read this guide to avoid mistakes that might lead to your disqualification.

Since submission of multiple applications is a sin here, you are advised to desist from such an act if you seriously want a position a State Security Service Recruitment 2020.

All publications here are for educational purposes and free.

Ok, lets now proceed with the requirements and application procedures.

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SSC Recruitment Requirements COURSE (SSC 47/2021) – General

The general requirements of State Security Service require that all applicants

1) a. Be a Nigerian as defined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of

2) Nigeria 1999 as amended.

3) b. Be a male or female between the ages of 23 and 27 by January 2021.

4) c. Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to Nigerian Army Standards.

5) d. Be recommended and attested to his/her good character by at least 2 recognizable referees who is either a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or an officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin. Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.

6) e. Candidates must submit a Letter of Attestation from their former institutions.

7) f. Measure in height at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female).

8) g. Must not have been convicted by any court of law. Military personnel must not have any disciplinary case andmust be confirmed so bythe Commanding Officer/Commander.

9) h. Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit in the arts, sciences or humanities from accreditedinstitution of learning.Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.

10) i. Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.

11) j. Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.

12) k. Applicants (other than serving members of the Armed Forces) must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid certificate of exemption.Applicants completing NYSC in 2020 are eligible to apply.

13) l. Only post secondary academic credentials obtained fromYear2015 to date will be considered.

14) m. Applicants must present validcontact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.

15) n. Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.

16) o. Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post-secondary).

17) p. Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders. They must also present valid letter(s) of official sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.All service personnel applicants are under obligation to declare their service status on application as required by Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service for the Armed Forces of Nigeria. Failing to do so constitutes an offence in addition to disqualification at any stage.

18) q. Candidates must not be members of any cult/secret society/fraternity.


SSC will be granted for 15 years.Ten years will be on active list renewable thereafter for a period not more than 5 years. No extension shall be granted after the fifteenth year of commission except on conversion to regular combatant commission where applicable.

a. Officer cadets who successfully complete the military training shall be granted the rank of second lieutenant with seniority effective date of commencement of cadet training.

b. Conversion to regular combatant commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.

c. All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance of the terms and conditions governing the Short Service Combatant Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army.

d. The reckonable period of service for civilians who become commissioned officers will be based on the date of commencement of cadet training while that of military personnel applicants would be effective date of enlistment.

Now that you are well versed with the application requirements, we think it’s time to apply if you are up to the standard.

How to Apply for State Security Service Recruitment 2021

All applications are done online at the SSC online recruitment portal.

You must meet with all the specified requirements to be successful

You must apply before the deadline to be on the safer side. After the deadline for the application, the portal will be closed and you will not be able to apply again.

Ready to apply,

  1. Log on to to create an account.
  2. Read the qualification criteria.
  3. From the home page, select SSC OR DSSC application.
  4. On successful registration, you will receive an email notification containing your login details.
  5. Click on ‘Login’ to complete the application form.
  6. Ensure all required documents are uploaded:
  • Passport photograph.
  • Educational certificates.
  • Evidence of membership of any professional body.
  • Certificate of state of origin.
  • Birth certificate or age declaration.

7. Print Out. Applicants must print out their online generated photo-slip on completion of their application. The first page is to be signed by a Court of Law while the second page is to be signed by the Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any military officer of the rank of Lieutenant Colonel or equivalent and above who hails from your state. Successful applicants would be required to present their printed photo-slips to the selection board during interview.

SSC Registration Portal 2021 And How to Apply

SSC OR DSSC Registration Portal 2020 is open to all the interested Nigerian, but you must be within the ages of 20 and 30 years to apply. Those under or above that age range should not apply as their application will be null.

The application process is simple and easy, those within the specified age limit should log on to the SSC registration portal 2020.

Sign up with a personal email address (must be valid for communication purposes) and a strong password.

After a successful registration, applicants should login with their email address and password to fill in all necessary information and upload your credentials and ID card.

How to login to SSC Portal

After registering successfully, the next step is to login, before you will be able to login, you need to check your email address for a verification link, click on the link to activate your account before login.

Army SSC Recruitment Closing Date 2021

Note that all applications must be submitted not later than 29th of September 2020.

For further information, you may call 08179269294 and 08109959294, or visit
Army Headquarters
Department of Military Secretary
Mambilla Barracks
Asokoro – Abuja

SSC Salary Structure

DSS Salary Structure

According to a reliable source of information, we can authoritatively reveal to you that the Director-General of the DSS receives up to N1.3 million per month. What about the Nigeria SSS salary for the lowest ranks in the SSS?

According to reports, they get at least 50% more money than the same ranks in the Nigerian Police Force. Therefore, if a sergeant in Nigerian police gets about 50,000 Naira per month, then the same sergeant gets about 75,000 Naira per month in DSS.

SSC Ranks

DSS Ranks

The Director-General is the highest rank in the State Security Service. In the open sources, you can find the ranks of director generals before they were appointed. The first Director General was Colonel Abdullahi Mohammed. You can find the rank Colonel only in the Military structure of Nigeria. All information about SSS Nigeria ranks is classified. Still, they are a part of the military structure in Nigeria and have similar ranks.

SSS Nigeria Ranks


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  • Private
  • Lance
  • Corporal
  • Corporal
  • Sergeant
  • Staff Sergeant

Junior Officers

  • Second Lieutenant
  • Lieutenant
  • Captain.

Senior Officers

  • Major
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • Colonel.

High-Ranking Officers

  • Brigadier General
  • Major General
  • Lieutenant General
  • General.

Keep checking this page; we will keep updating it daily.

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  1. manu muhammad saleh says:

    I need this SSS

  2. Yusuf Hassan says:

    I graduated from secondary last year with the intention of studying medicine in kadsu. To help our brothers and sisters from pendamic disease or illness, but when I saw that school fees is beyond my brother expectations. I now decided to become any kind of force that are helping our Nigeria 🇳🇬

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