HISTORY OF THE NIGERIAN AIR FORCE
The idea of establishing an air force for Nigeria was first mooted in 1961 following the nation’s participation in peace-keeping operations in Congo and Tanganyika (now Tanzania). During these peace-keeping operations, foreign air forces aircraft were employed to airlift the Nigerian Army Regiment to and from the theatres of operation.
MISSION OF THE NIGERIAN AIR FORCETo ensure the integrity of the airspace by gaining and maintaining control of the air while retaining a credible capacity to fulfill other airpower tasks demanded by national defence and security imperatives.
Chief Of The Air Staff VISION“To enhance and sustain critical airpower capabilities required for joint force employment in pursuit of national security imperatives"