By: Joy Odor/Abuja
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar has enjoined the 307 graduands of Professional Non-Technical Ground Personnel to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired during the various courses to improve their chosen specialty in the Service.
Represented by the Chief of Administration (COA) Headquarters NAF, Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Kingsley Lar, the CAS who stated this at the graduation ceremony of 307 Professional Non-Technical Ground Personnel Course at Military Training Centre (MTC) Kaduna on 28 June 2019 told them that the training marked the beginning of a new vista in their careers.
According to him, the courses which cover Personnel and Administration Management, Air Police Special Investigation and Intelligence training, Physical Education, Music as well as Clerical training are part of career progression trainings to build adequate capacity for excellent service delivery.
Air Marshal Abubakar implore the graduands to remain focused as they strive to develop their potentials in their collective drive to move the Service forward with highest level of proficiency in the discharge of their duties.
He was of the opinion that the NAF will continue to build capacity in all areas of critical competencies to raise a highly professional and disciplined force through capacity building initiatives for the effective, efficient and timely employment of air power in response to Nigeria’s national security imperatives.
The CAS charged them to maintain the already established standards in terms of loyalty, discipline and performance, as they return to their respective units, having been re-galvanized and better equipped to face future challenges.
Earlier in his address, the Commandant MTC, Air Commodore Jubrin Usman, disclosed that the Centre runs 2 categories of sundry courses, which are the basic and upgrading/specialist courses.
He said the basic courses are aimed at equipping non-technical ground specialists with skills and requisite knowledge to perform creditably in their assigned NAF specialties, while the upgrading courses are meant to provide advanced skills and in-depth knowledge to enable personnel function effectively in higher responsibilities.
While thanking the CAS for his strategic guidance and support for the rapid development of infrastructure, the Commandant pledged the commitment of the Centre to maintain the quality of training to meet NAF aspirations.