By: Joy Odor/Abuja
Officers, Airmen and Airwomen of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have been charged to sustain the tempo in the fight against armed banditry, kidnapping and insurgency.
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar gave the charge at the commissioning of a renovated block of 30 x 2 bedroom apartments for Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs) at the NAF Base in Kaduna on the 29th June 2019.
According to the CAS, the current security challenges facing the country, if left unchecked, pose grave danger to the collective co-existence of Nigerians.
He urged them to re-double their efforts to make the Service more relevant and effective in addressing the current and future security challenges in the country.
Represented by the Air Officer Commanding Air Training Command, Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Suleiman, Air Marshal Abubakar said the projects were initiated in all NAF Bases to ensure the provision of a conducive atmosphere for personnel at their various work places and homes.
He disclosed that providing decent housing for officers, airmen and airwomen remained one of the priorities of HQ NAF’s policy thrust towards ensuring personnel and their families live in befitting accommodation to make them better prepared to respond to various exigencies of the Service.
The CAS congratulated the beneficiaries of the renovated accommodation and urged them to use it responsibly for optimal performance.
Earlier, the Acting Commander 453 Base Services group, Wing Commander Abdullahi Bagale, said the renovation of the SNCOs’ accommodation had not only improved the living conditions of the personnel but added to the phenomenal development of the Base.
He said the entire base community would remain very grateful to the CAS for his unwavering commitment towards providing conducive shelter and other basic amenities on the Base.
Wing Commander Bagale pledged the determination of the beneficiaries to reciprocate by renewing their dedication to the Service.