Nigerian Air Force issues warning against fake recruitment agents
Martha Obi, Abuja
The attention of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has been drawn to unabated activities of some unscrupulous and fraudulent individuals masquerading as NAF recruitment agents.
The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said “these agents fraudulently extort money from unsuspecting Nigerians under the guise of recruiting them into the NAF.”
Gabkwet noted they also go the extra length to perpetrate their nefarious activities by setting up fake websites, Facebook accounts and WhatsApp groups to lure unsuspecting applicants.
According to him, some of the existing fake platforms set up to swindle these applicants included but not limited to the following: “Nigeria Gallant Airforce”(WhatsApp/Facebook accounts), “Nigerian Air Force 2021/2022 recruitment” with account name, ‘Ntugba God’s Time,'(Facebook account) and account details: Ecobank, 396001097.
He said “it is however saddening to note that in spite of series of repeated warnings and spirited efforts by the NAF over the years, to enlighten the public about the nefarious activities of these fraudsters, some people still allow themselves to be swindled by these crooked individuals on a yearly basis”.
He added it has therefore become highly imperative to warn the public against this unwholesome patronage.
The NAF Spokesman said “in view of the foregoing, the NAF wishes to reiterate that recruitment and selection process into the NAF is absolutely FREE without any form of gratification or payment into any bank accounts.”
Additionally, the NAF does not engage any agents for recruitment and therefore, anyone who claims to be operating in such capacity on behalf of the NAF is a fraudster and should be reported to the nearest NAF Unit, the Nigeria Police Force or any other security agencies.