The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has charged personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on the need to continually engage in fitness activities so as to ensure their effectiveness in the discharge of their constitutional duties.
The CAS stated this during the NAF 2019 Second Quarter Route March Exercise, in Abuja.
The Exercise, which also held in NAF Units across the country, was led by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Air Vice Marshal Emmanuel Anabi, who represented the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, at the event.
Air Marshal Abubakar said, “the aim of the Exercise is to keep officers and men of the Service physically and mentally fit for the effective performance of their various duties towards fulfilling NAF’s constitutional roles”.
The representative of the CAS commended personnel for demonstrating high level of physical fitness.
He stated that officers and men of the NAF have proved beyond reasonable doubt that they are willing, able and ready to serve the nation and defend its territorial integrity.
He urged the personnel to sustain the military culture of regular exercise in order to maintain their personal physical fitness to enable them carry out assigned tasks and perform their jobs more efficiently.
National Youth Service Corps members serving with the NAF as well as journalists also participated in the 10km march, which kicked off from Mogadishu Military Cantonment to Niger Barracks and back.
Some pictures of the exercise below: