Young Nigerians looking forward to work and build a career have an option in the Nigerian Airforce. The force carries out open recruitment programmes from time to time to enlist Nigerians into the different categories and departments within the Airforce. Below are key elements of Nigerian Airforce recruitment programmes.
Nigerian Airforce Recruitment Form
The Nigerian Airforce provides its application form on www.careers.nigerianairforce.gov.ng. Only applicants who complete the prescribed form, print out the pay4Me slip and use the slip to pay the application fee at a designated bank are allowed to participate in any recruitment programme of the force.
Nigerian Airforce Recruitment Portal
www.careers.nigerianairforce.gov.ng is the official portal for recruitment into the Nigerian Airforce. When a recruitment programme kicks off and is in progress, the portal comes live with the form, information, instruction, directions and guides pertaining to an on-going recruitment programme.
Those interested in enlisting into the Nigerian Airforce should check the portal from time to time to know when a recruitment process starts and to gather information when the programme is in progress.
Nigerian Airforce Recruitment List (Results)
List of candidates who are successful at each stage of a recruitment programme is published on the portal, www.careers.nigerianairforce.gov.ng, as soon as it is ready. The Nigerian Airforce expects candidates participating in any of its recruitment programme to obtain information about their progress in a recruitment programme from such lists.
Nigerian Airforce Recruitment: Eligibility
Depending on positions for which candidates are required in any particular recruitment programme, the Nigerian Airforce has eligibility criteria in terms of marital status, age, height, educational qualifications, and nationality. The criteria pertaining to a particular recruitment programme are always stated on the recruitment portal when the programme is under way.
Nigerian Airforce Recruitment: Required Documents
One of the key requirements for recruitment into the Nigerian Airforce is the Attestation form which must be signed by a military officer, a police officer, local government chairman or secretary, magistrate or government secondary school principal.
An attestation form signatory must be of the same state of origin as the applicant he or she is attesting. Where the person making the attestation is a military officer, then he or she must be of a rank not lower than Squadron Leader in the Airforce or an equivalent rank in the Nigerian Army or the Nigerian Navy.
Where the person signing the attestation form is a police officer he or she must not be lower than the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police.
Other documents required are educational certificates, birth certificate or declaration (done not later than 5 years before) of age.
Nigerian Airforce Recruitment: Compliance
To avoid disqualification at any stage of a recruitment process, an applicant must ensure that all specification concerning form, payment, documents and other instruction given must be strictly complied with.
Nigerian Airforce Recruitment: Follow-up
Just as it is necessary for an intending candidate to check constantly at the recruitment portal to discover when a recruitment programme will start, it is also necessary for any candidate taking part in any Nigerian Airforce recruitment process to check the same portal regularly to get updates on the progress of the programme and to learn of further directives that may be given.