NAF issues new ID card to enhance security among personnel

Martha Obi, Abuja

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has commenced the issuance of a new improved Identity (ID) Card to its personnel.

The Director Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal, Olatokunbo Adesanya noted that the new ID card comes with enhanced security features, designed to help reduce the rate at which NAF ID Cards are falsified by impersonators.

Adesanya said: “The introduction of the new card was considered necessary in view of contemporary challenges of terrorism, insurgency and other associated security threats.”

He said besides, global best practices demand that such security documents be periodically reviewed.

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, shortly after he was registered and presented with his new NAF ID Card, expressed satisfaction with the enhanced security features available on the new ID card. 

He said: “There could not have been a better time to introduce the new ID Card, with its advanced security measures, considering the rate at which military personnel were being impersonated in recent times.”

He added that the improved security measures would no doubt aid speedy and positive identification of NAF personnel while at the same time ensuring operational security. He then directed all NAF personnel to immediately take necessary steps to replace their current NAF ID Cards.

The new NAF ID Card, which comes with enhanced security features, also features an expiry date, which is an improvement on the former one which had no expiry date.

Omolayo.A