The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has lined up activities for its forthcoming 50th anniversary which is organised low-key due to the security challenges facing the country.
Briefing the media on the event the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal A Amosu, said even though the golden jubilee would be low-key due to unprecedented security challenges confronting the country, the service has lined up various activities from April 11 to 14, 2014.
Amosu said: “Although the celebration is low-key, part of the activities to mark our golden jubilee include Jumat prayers and church service on 11 and 13 April 2014. There will also be civil-military outreach to the public by our medical personnel and the Nigerian Air Force Officers Wives Association on 14 April. The event will be rounded up with anniversary dinner during which key individuals will be honoured and decorated with NAF 50th anniversary commemorative brooches.”
Amosu, who said the main purpose of establishing the NAF, was to ensure a fast, versatile mobility of the armed forces, and to provide close air support for ground-based and sea-borne forces in all phases of operations and to ensure the territorial integrity of united Nigeria.