Nigeria Air, the upcoming national carrier, said it has so far received over 20,000 applications from interested applicants.
This is barely two weeks after the airline asked interested applicants to send their CVs to a designated email address.
The airline had on Saturday 24th September announced some positions. The positions advertised were; Experienced, and current B737 Captains, Experienced, and Current B737 First Officers, Experienced, and Current B737 Senior Cabin Crew and Cabin Crew
The airline, which stated that the positions are based in Abuja or Lagos, added that an application portal for other open positions will be available shortly on the website; www.nigeriaair.world.
The management of the airline in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja signed by James Odaudu stated: “Management appreciates the unprecedented level of interest shown by Nigerians in the airline which has resulted in the receipt of over 20,000 applications for positions in the organisation so far, and wishes to state that the recruitment process for other positions will begin in due course.”
The Management of the airline however warned Nigerians to shun fake recruitment websites.
Contrary to reports, the airline stated that no recruitment interviews or tests have been scheduled for those who have applied for the officially advertised positions.
The statement reads: The attention of the Management of Nigeria Air Limited has been drawn to some recruitment advertisements and announcements by certain unscrupulous elements claiming to be agents or staff of the upcoming airline.
“The so-called agents have created a host of fake websites and links supposedly for the submission of applications by unsuspecting members of the public.
“We wish to inform the general public, especially those who have applied for the earlier officially advertised positions that no recruitment interviews or tests have been scheduled.
“All such announcements or invitations for such should be disregarded as they are the handiwork of fraudsters and scammers.”
The statement continues: “For the avoidance of doubt, the official website is www.nigeriaair.world, and only those pre-qualified as meeting the B737 requirements will be contacted by the management of Nigeria Air Limited individually, and certainly not by public announcements.
“All those concerned are therefore advised to ignore such announcements or invitations, as responding to, or dealing with them in any way, will be at their own risk.”