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NAF redeploys 30 AVMs, 37 other senior officers

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday said it had redeployed 67 senior officers, comprising 30 Air Vice Marshals (AVMs), 17 Air Com­modores,10 Group Capt. seven Wing Cdrs. and three Sqn. Ldrs.
A statement signed by its Di­rector of Public Relations and In­formation, Group Capt. Ayodele Famuyiwa, and made available to newsmen in Abuja, said the re­deployment came on the heels of the decoration of senior officers recently promoted to the ranks of AVMs and Air Commodores.
The statement said that Prom­inent among those affected by the new posting at the NAF Headquarters, Abuja are: AVM Muhammadu Muhammed, new­ly-appointed as the Air Secretary.
Also, AVM Saleh Shinkafi was appointed the pioneer Chief of Medical Services, AVM Moham­mad Muhammad appointed the Chief of Administration and, AVM Sambo Usman appointed the Chief of Logistics and Com­munication.
“The new posting also brought about leadership changes at the Command level; with 3 of the former Air Officers Command­ing (AOCs) redeployed while 2 new ones have been appointed.
“Those redeployed include: AVM Nurudeen Balogun moved from Training Com­mand, Kaduna, to Tactical Air Command, Makurdi; AVM Christopher Okoye from Spe­cial Operations Command Bauchi to Training Command Kaduna and, “AVM Sani Ahmed from Logistics Command Ike­ja to Special Operations Com­mand, Bauchi. The two new­ly-appointed AOCs are AVM Stephen Onuh Mobility Com­mand, Yenagoa and AVM Ibra­him Yahaya, Logistics Com­mand, Ikeja,” it said.
In the same vein, AVM Aji­bola Jekennu is now the Com­mandant Armed Forces Reset­tlement Centre, Oshodi, while AVM Isiyaka Bukar becomes the Commandant Air Force In­stitute of Technology, Kaduna.
Others are: Air Commodore Hassan Abubakar appointed the new commander, 011 Pres­idential Air Fleet Abuja, and Air Commodore Ismaila Yahaya now the Principal Air Staff Of­ficer to the Chief of Air Staff.
However, the postings will take effect from December 22, the statement added.

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