We must strive to meet the nation’s expectation – Air chief task personnel

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, has charged personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to strive “continuously” to meet and even exceed the expectations of the country by protecting the citizenry and NAF critical assets, as it tackle various security challenges across the country.

Speaking at the inauguration of some welfare projects in Lagos, the Air Chief said NAF personnel “must endeavour to bring succor to those in despair as we discharge our constitutional responsibilities to the nation.”

He said the least the country expects from the personnel at this period of “heightened insecurity” was to protect the citizen and bring the insecurity to an end.

Air Marshall Abubakar urged them to justify the huge resources being expended daily to improve their wellbeing by remaining committed to their professional calling.

 “We must do our best to justify this enormous defence expenditure in the face of the dwindling economy. In particular, you have a responsibility to ensure adequate and sustained maintenance of the infrastructure in all our Bases”.

Represented by the Air Officer Commanding Logistics Command (AOC LC), Air Vice Marshal Lawal Alao, stated that the commissioning of the projects was further evidence of the resolve of the current NAF administration towards improving the wellbeing of NAF  personnel.

 “There have been series of infrastructural developments aimed at improving both the working and living conditions of our personnel.

These included the construction of new office and living accommodations in NAF Bases across the Country to enable personnel to be more effective in the performance of their duties whilst ensuring befitting accommodation for their families,” he said.

The projects inaugurated in Lagos include a 6 x 3 bedroom Married Officers Quarters (MOQ) constructed by the Ministry of Defence (MOD), the SB Abubakar Golf Course, Fire and Works Squadron Building as well as an Assembly Hall for the Air Force Secondary School at 041 Communications Depot (041 CD), Shasha.

Other are; a block of 24 x single bedroom Studio Apartments and refurbished Tailoring Workshop at 055 NAF Camp, Legico Barracks, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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