Event Update


The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has hailed the Federal Government for doing all it can to encourage the Nation’s military in its fight against terror and in its bid to protect the Nation’s territory from insurgents and encroachers.

Abubakar, speaking during the official commissioning of a number of projects at the Nigerian Air Force Institute of Safety, Ipetu-Ijesa, Osun State, yesterday, thanked the Nation for giving the Nigerian Air Force all the support necessary to help it carry out its duties.

The Chief of the Air Staff disclosed that the Nigerian Air Force institute of safety presently located in Ipetu-Ijesha will be relocated in its place, a new unit 209 Quick Response Group is now established in Ipetu-Ijesha.

According to the CAS, the New Units is designed to be a robust and versatile unit that will enhance prompt and effective deployment of NAF Force to meet any emergency security challenges in the south-west region of the Country.

He hailed the efforts of his officers and encouraged them to never lose their focus, as the lives and careers of all military personnel was all about focus and alertness. “It is my hope that these projects, which include an accommodation, would improve the livelihood of the airmen and airwomen, as well as their dependents and impact positively on the economy of the state and the nation at large, because all these are critical to the attainment of the primary goals of the administration,” Sadique said.

The Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Raufu Aregbesola, represented by his deputy, Otunba (Mrs.) Grace Titilayo Laoye-Tomori, hailed the air force for finding it important to situate additional projects in the State, as he pointed out that it would provide jobs for natives of the State and inspire young people to take up careers in the force, towards protecting the Nation’s territorial integrity.

Also speaking at the event, the Special Guest of Honour and former Chief of Defence, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin, gave the air force credit for how far it had come and urged its leadership to never lose sight of its destination and never fail in shoring up the welfare of its airmen and airwomen.

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