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Capacity building in Air Force is my priority—CAS



The Chief of Air staff, Air Marshal Saddiq Abubakar on Thursday pledged to continue to give priority attention to training and retraining of personnel in the service as part of renewed effort to enhance professionalism.

He made the pledge while addressing officers and men of the service at the Air Force Flying Training School in Kano.

Abubakar said the force had sponsored pilot to undergo professional training at home and abroad adding that the welfare of officers and men in the force must be given the needed attention.

This, he said was necessary in order to ensure professionalism and effective service delivery.

According to him, the Nigerian Air Force had effected the repair of 13 moribund Aircrafts with the aim of making them serviceable in order to tackle the security challenges in different parts of the country.

The Chief of Air Staff was in Kano to inaugurate two blocks of 63 flats for married officers and one block of 18 by 2 for senior non-commissioned officers.

He urged the officers and men of the service to reciprocate the gesture of the present administration by dedicating themselves to the service of the nation.

In his remarks, the Commandant, Air Force Flying Training School in Kano, Air Commodore Ibrahim Lawal commended the Federal Government for providing the houses which he said would go a long way in boosting the morale of officers and men.

“It is our belief that the provision of the houses will boost the morale of officers and men in the service and inspire their professional capability.”he said.

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