By Okodili Ndidi, Abuja
The Nigerian Air Drive (NAF) stated it has acquired sufficient armament within the final 57 years to stave off any exterior aggression towards Nigeria’s sovereignty.
Briefing journalists as a part of actions to mark NAF 57 anniversary, Air Vice Marshal Hassan Abubakar, prided that within the final 5 years, the Nigerian Air Drive has inducted 25 aircrafts to spice up it air capabilities.
One other platform, JF-17! Thunder plane may also be inducted to broaden NAF’s airpower in commemoration of the anniversary.
He stated this 12 months’s anniversary with the theme ‘Enhancing Nigerian Air Drive Airpower Capabilities for Efficient Joint Operations in Response to Up to date Nationwide Safety Challenges’ is geared toward “emphasizing the renewed give attention to cooperation and collaboration among the many Providers in army operations.”
Abubakar additionally knowledgeable that the theme is in tandem with the imaginative and prescient of the Chief of Air Workers’s imaginative and prescient to “improve and maintain vital airpower capabilities required for joint Drive employment in pursuit of nationwide safety imperatives”.
Based on him, “you’ll agree with me that the Nigerian Air Drive has grown through the years right into a formidable Drive inside the West African sub-region and it is just rational to have fun its existence in addition to the laudable achievements recorded through the years”.
Abubakar disclosed additional that “one distinctive exercise that can be carried out throughout this 12 months’s anniversary is the launching of the Nigerian Air Drive tele-medicine facility in Abuja.
“The intention of creating the power is to reinforce provision of fantastic medicare to personnel and their dependants in addition to civilian beneficiaries on the lowest price”.
This 12 months’s anniversary in response to Abubakar can be a low key occasion “however structured to enlighten Nigerians of the efforts of the NAF within the battle towards insurgency.”