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NAF COMMISSIONS NEW BUILDING; PRESERVES MEMORIES OF FALLEN HEROES

In continuation of the current NAF leadership’s resolve to enhance the living condition and welfare of its officers and men, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar today commissioned two new residential quarters for its officers in Abuja. Air Marshal Abubakar used the opportunity to honour another set of gallant NAF officers who lost their lives in the course of servicing the Nation.

The buildings were named after Squadron Leader Benjamin Ado and Flying Officer Ayuba Layelmenson who lost their lives on 6 May 2013 in an air crash involving the NAF Alpha jet combat aircraft near Niamey, Niger Republic. According to the CAS, ‘‘the 2 blocks we are commissioning today have been appropriately named after 2 of our gallant officers who died while on active duty in 2013 during the Africa Led International Support Mission to Mali.” He further disclosed that immortalizing the two pilots was in consonance with the administration’s efforts at preserving the memories of NAF fallen heroes and heroines.

Air Marshal Abubakar used the occasion to thank the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari for the constant support given to the NAF.  He then pledged the unalloyed commitment of NAF officers and men towards sustaining Nigeria’s democracy. Keys were presented to beneficiaries of the newly built quarters immediately after the commissioning ceremony.

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