Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Nigerian Military Budget

See the chart below for a yearly breakdown of military spending in Nigeria. (2001 to 2012)

Military Spending in Nigeria

Our latest data shows that Nigeria spent $2,100,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.0% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Nigerian military budget data. We can only publish the past 12 years, but SIPRI has data as far back as 1988 on their site.

Total Spent: $19,088,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $1,281,000,000 1.3%
2002 $1,933,000,000 1.5%
2003 $1,190,000,000 0.9%
2004 $1,159,000,000 0.7%
2005 $1,024,000,000 0.6%
2006 $1,067,000,000 0.5%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $1,239,000,000 0.6%
2008 $1,741,000,000 0.8%
2009 $1,825,000,000 0.9%
2010 $2,143,000,000 1.0%
2011 $2,386,000,000 1.1%
2012 $2,100,000,000 1.0%

Note on Data: Constant (2011) US Dollars are used. For more information about this data visit SIPRI.org.

SIPRI Footnote: Figures for Nigeria before 1999 are understated because of the use by the military of a favourable specific dollar exchange rate.

Other Countries in the Region

Djiboutian Flag Djibouti
No Data (2012)
Tanzanian Flag Tanzania
$278 Million (2012)
Rwandan Flag Rwanda
$77 Million (2012)
Ethiopian Flag Ethiopia
$329 Million (2012)
Mauritanian Flag Mauritania
No Data (2012)
Guinean Flag Guinea-Bissau
$18 Million (2012)
Ghanaian Flag Ghana
$119 Million (2012)
South African Flag South Africa
$4,785 Million (2012)

Nigeria's Military Branches

Army, Navy, Air Force.

Military Service Age in Nigeria

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription.