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Nigerian Air Force Clears Air on ‘Massive Recruitment’

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has denied a mischievous claim that it has begun a recruitment exercise for successful applicants.

According to NAF’s Director, Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the fake recruitment advert circulated on social media platforms was posted by fraudsters lurking to swindle unsuspecting Nigerians.

Stating clearly that “NAF is not recruiting”, Air Commodore Gabkwet warned applicants not to fall prey to fraudsters.

“The attention of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has been drawn to a fake recruitment advert currently circulating on various social media platforms inviting applications from unsuspecting members of the public with the intent to defraud them,” he said.

“The NAF, therefore, wishes to state that it is not currently conducting any recruitment exercise. It would be recalled that the NAF on 8 July 2023 graduated recruits of Basic Military Training Course 43/2022. Accordingly, members of the public would be adequately informed whenever it is recruiting. The public is please once again reminded that recruitment and selection process into the NAF is FREE and without any form of gratification.

“Anyone who pays money under any guise does so at his or her own risk. Furthermore, NAF recruitment process is devoid of recruitment agents, hence anyone who claims to be operating in such capacity on behalf of the NAF is a fraudster. The NAF wishes to advise prospective applicants to promptly report anyone who solicit for payments to the nearest NAF Unit or The Nigeria Police Force.”

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