The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has categorically stated that its recruitment exercise is free of charge and warned applicants against the activities of fraudsters promising employment for a fee.
This was made known by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola while noting that the service is making efforts to apprehend the fraudsters smeering the image of the Force, urged applicants to report such activities to the nearest NAF unit or Police station.
His statement reads in part:
“ Information reaching the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) indicates that some unscrupulous individuals have established fraudulent Facebook and WhatsApp groups with the objective of extorting money from unsuspecting applicants/candidates under the false impression that they can guarantee them eventual recruitment into the Service in the 2020 NAF Trades/Non-Trades Men and Women Recruitment Exercise.
“The NAF wishes to reiterate that the entire NAF Recruitment process is completely FREE OF CHARGE and executed in an equitable and transparent manner.
“Interested applicants, who meet the requirements published in the 10 July 2020 editions of the Nation and are to apply online at the NAF official website, www.airforce.mil.ng , from 24 July 2020 to 21 August 2020. Applicants are NOT required to pay money to anyone for any purpose throughout the process,” he said
He therefore warned the general public especially applicants, not to join any such WhatsApp, Facebook or indeed any other social media groups and have no dealings with anyone demanding money as a guarantee for recruitment into the Service,
“no applicant is required to make any payments to any individuals or bank accounts at any point during the recruitment process.
“The NAF, while taking action to apprehend the perpetrators of such illegal activities, wishes to advise applicants who are solicited to make any payments to promptly report such to the nearest NAF Unit, Nigeria Police Post/Office.