By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
In continuation of his visits to Nigerian Air Force (NAF) units across the country to assess operational effectiveness, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, visited Kaduna at the weekend.
A statement issued yesterday by Director of Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force, Ibikunle Daramola, said the units visited included the Military Training Centre, NAF School of Medical Sciences, Air Force Comprehensive Secondary School (AFCS) and the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT).
While in Kaduna, the CAS, who was accompanied by senior officers from NAF Headquarters, also commissioned the newly constructed and furnished Headquarters Air Training Command (HQ ATC) Complex and HQ ATC Principal Staff Officers (PSOs) Quarters as well as a new Sport Complex at AFCS Kaduna.
While speaking during the commissioning ceremony, the CAS said that the HQ
ATC Complex and other facilities being commissioned were further evidences that his vision for the NAF was gradually being realized.
He noted that upon assumption of office, he had determined that he would reposition the NAF into a highly professional and disciplined force for effective,
efficient and timely employment of air power in response to Nigeria’s national security imperatives.
He noted that he had recognized at the time that the Service could only be repositioned if it had the right structure, right manpower disposition, right equipment holding as well as the right welfare incentives.