- The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is warning job seekers against falling prey to fraudsters as they seek to join the security body
- NAF says it has been inundated with the activities of those who claim to be recruitment agents
- The security organisation told Nigeria's job seekers what to do each time vacancies into the force are announced
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has sent a special message to job seekers and those willing to join the body to know that it is not carrying out any recruitment currently.
NAF said this in a statement signed by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, its spokesperson, on Wednesday, January 22.
The statement obtained by Legit.ng called on Nigerians to be aware of the activities of fraudsters parading themselves capable of recruiting people into the force.
According to the statement, these fraudsters collect money from the unsuspecting job seekers, who are oblivious of the fact that they are being swindled.
"These fraudsters deceive prospective applicants to pay certain amounts of money into bank accounts with the false assurance that they would be guaranteed recruitment into the NAF.
"It is disheartening to note that some people have been swindled by these unscrupulous individuals despite repeated warnings and spirited efforts by the NAF, over the years, to enlighten the public about the nefarious activities of such fraudsters," the statement read.
The security organisation said it is because of this fraudulent activity that is forcing it to make a statement and give the update.
"Whenever such an exercise is imminent, members of the public would be duly informed through the NAF official website, www.airforce.mil.ng, as well as on our official social media handles," it said while adding that such exercises are always free of charge.
It also warned that it does not contract recruitment agents in the process of employing people.
"The NAF wishes to advise prospective applicants to promptly report anyone who solicits for payments for recruitment into the Service to the nearest NAF unit or Nigeria police post," the statement said.
Legit.ng reports that NAF recently received commendations after photographs of its personnel airlifting conjoined twins surfaced on the internet.
The security body had described the gesture as civil-military relations as it released the photographs of the beautiful twins joined together in the abdomen and needing surgery.
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