The Nigerian Air Force has commissioned new projects in Yola, Adamawa state.
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar was accompanied by some senior officers from NAF Headquarters to commission the projects in Yola.
The visit to Yola started with the commissioning ceremony of 2 newly constructed and furnished blocks of 12 units of one-bedroom single officers’ quarters, executed by NAF Headquarters, as well as a leisure park at the 163 NAF Hospital, executed by the Commander of the Hospital.
While speaking during the event, the Chief of Air Staff remarked that the various welfare-related projects executed in NAF bases across the country were initiated to provide conducive work and living environment to enable personnel focus on the onerous task of securing the country and its citizens.
“My desire is to see all personnel adequately quartered not only here in Yola, but all over NAF units across the Country.
“However, your peculiarity, in view of your unassailable contributions as a front-line Unit in the ongoing fight against insurgency, demands extra attention from me”, he said.
Speaking further, the Chief of Air Staff reminded personnel to remain apolitical and exhibit the highest level of professionalism, while showing absolute respect for the rights and privileges of citizens.
Air Marshal Abubakar expressed delight with the commanders of units in Yola for always taking steps to add value within their areas of responsibility, as evidenced by the impressive number of laudable unit-initiated projects executed in recent times.
He also expressed the gratitude of the NAF to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, for his unflinching support to the NAF in providing the necessary conditions and critical resources that had enabled the Service to fulfil its statutory responsibilities.
Speaking earlier, the ATF Commander, Air Commodore James Gwani, stated that the consistent presence of the Chief of Air Staff in the LAFIYA DOLE Theatre was a huge source of motivation to the personnel that would spur them to greater performance.
He also thanked the Chief of Air Staff for providing all the necessary facilities that had ensured effective service delivery.