By Henry Tyohemba, Abuja
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has visited Yola and Maiduguri to celebrate the Eid-El-Kabir, in line with his tradition of spending festive periods with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) troops on the frontline.
According to a statement by Air Commodore Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Ibikunle Daramola, the CAS who was accompanied by some senior officers from NAF Headquarters, also used the visit to commission some projects in Yola.
The visit to Yola started with the commissioning ceremony of 2 newly constructed and furnished blocks of 12 units of one-bedroom single officers’ quarters, executed by NAF Headquarters, as well as a leisure park at the 163 NAF Hospital, executed by the Commander of the Hospital.
While speaking during the event, the CAS remarked that the various welfare-related projects executed in NAF bases across the country were initiated to provide conducive work and living environment to enable personnel focus on the onerous task of securing the country and its citizens.
“My desire is to see all personnel adequately quartered not only here in Yola, but all over NAF units across the Country. However, your peculiarity, in view of your unassailable contributions as a frontline Unit in the ongoing fight against insurgency, demands extra attention from me”, he said.
On his part, the ATF Commander, Air Commodore James Gwani, stated that the consistent presence of the CAS in the LAFIYA DOLE Theatre was a huge source of motivation to the personnel that would spur them to greater performance.
He also thanked the CAS for providing all the necessary facilities that had ensured effective service delivery.