Voluntary contributions by officers and men of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to support internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the North East were today handed over to the Nigerian Air Force Officers’ Wives Association (NAFOWA) for onward delivery to the victims of Boko Haram insurgency. The items, including cash donation of about N7million, were presented by the Director of Medical Services, Air Vice Marshal Saleh Shinkafi, to the NAFOWA National President, Hajiya Hafsat Abubakar. The presentation marks the climax of a noble idea that was mooted some months ago by the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Mshl Sadique Abubakar, during durbar with commanders in which NAF personnel were encouraged to voluntarily contribute towards supporting the efforts by the Federal Government to alleviate the plights of the IDPs.
Receiving the items, Hajiya Hafsat Abubakar expressed deep appreciations to officers and men of the NAF for their genuine concern towards the IDPs and for taking concrete step to put smiles on their faces. She promised that the Association would be fair and transparent in handling the donations, even as she stated that the items would be transported immediately to Maiduguri to enable the body do the distribution in Bama IDP Camp over the coming weekend.