Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja
Following the presidential directive last year restricting the military – Army, Navy and the Air force – to the use of Woodlands and Desert camouflage, and the subsequent ban of the paramilitary from using any other camouflage, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday flagged off the approved camouflage for its personnel.
To this end, the force has threatened to sanction any personnel found with banned uniform, saying it contradicts the presidential directive.
Speaking at the event in Abuja, the Director, Logistics, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Ali Saudiq, said the proliferation of different sets of camouflage in the military, paramilitary and other security prompted the directive from the president.
According to him, “You may recall that due to the proliferation of different sets of camouflage as it is been noticed… a lot of paramilitary and other security outfit, they decide to come up of different set of camouflage, because of that Mr. President gave a directive sometime last year that only the two shirts of woodland and the desert camouflage are permitted for the military.”