Saturday, 30th September 2023

NAF warns against fake admission into medical school

By Odita Sunday, Abuja
30 March 2023   |   3:55 am
Nigerian Air Force (NAF) high command has warned members of the public against fake notices of admission into its school of medical sciences and aviation medicine.

Zimbabwean air chief seeks technical assistance
Nigerian Air Force (NAF) high command has warned members of the public against fake notices of admission into its school of medical sciences and aviation medicine.

Giving the warning yesterday, spokesman for NAF, Commodore Ayodele Famuyiwa, said: “The attention of NAF has been drawn to a spurious and fraudulent online notification of admission into National Diploma/Higher National Diploma (ND/HND) Nursing Programmes for the 2023/2024 Academic Session at NAF School of Medical Sciences and Aviation Medicine (NAFSMSAM), Kaduna State.

“The advert signed by an impostor, Air Commodore Anike Obinna, is asking unsuspecting members of the public to pay a non-refundable fee of N15,000 for the purchase of admission form. The fraudster also provided two fake telephone numbers 07047290540 and 09169461866 for enquiries in an effort to legitimise the illicit act.”

Dissociating itself from the person or claims of the fraudster, the force said: “The Service is yet to commence admission process into ND/HND programmes at NAFSMSAM and has not authorised any agent or third party to advertise or collect money on its behalf for such things.

“Admission into ND/HND Nursing programmes is conducted by the NAF College of Nursing Sciences through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Information regarding admission into ND/HND programmes at NAFCONS will be communicated to the general public in due course.”

It advised members of the public to disregard the said advert being circulated on social media platforms.

MEANWHILE, Commander of the Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ), Air Marshal Elson Moyo, has expressed his country’s desire to explore technical assistance by NAF in the areas of research and development, unmanned aerial vehicle technology, as well as operation and maintenance of F7 and Mi-35 aircraft.

Famuyiwa said the identified areas for collaboration, according to Moyo, were of common and peculiar aviation interests to Zimbabwe and Nigeria, whose air forces operate some similar aircraft.

His words: “The Zimbabwean air chief noted that NAF, within a short time, recorded remarkable feats in its transformation effort to develop indigenous capacity.

“This, he said, provides a motivation for the AFZ to look inward as part of efforts to address the technical challenges arising from sanctions imposed on his country, which has limited AFZ’s ability to acquire basic aircraft parts and other technical aids necessary for operational efficiency.”

Moyo, he added, commended NAF for its support to AFZ in the past, acknowledging the high quality training given to the first batch of Zimbabwean pilots in the 1980s by NAF, which he said informed the decision by AFZ to seek improved synergy and collaboration with NAF, with respect to capacity development.

According to the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, NAF is ready to forge mutually benefitting partnership with the AFZ.

Amao reportedly made the remarks, while welcoming Moyo to NAF headquarters.

Famuyiwa said: “The CAS stated that NAF is in partnership with many countries, including African countries, and is willing to partner with others, who will seek collaboration with the Service; noting that improved synergy among African countries is the solution to many of the challenges, including security, facing the continent.

“He further stated that collaboration in the areas of training, technical assistance and technology transfer will boost the capacity of African countries to be self-reliant and dependent in driving progress and development on the continent. Moyo is on a week-long visit to Nigeria, during which he will visit some NAF units, including the North East.”