NAF Denies Plan to Retire AVMs, Other Senior Officers

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Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has debunked the reports that it plans to retire some of its senior officers including those with the rank of Air Vice Marshal (AVM).

The reports had alleged that NAF might likely retire its senior officers affected in the arms procurement saga involving the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

However, the Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, in a statement yesterday, said the allegations contained in the said story by one of the national dailies titled: ‘Arm Scandal: Air Force to retire AVMs, Commodores’, was unfounded.

“The publication alleged that the NAF is at the verge of retiring a number of senior officers connected with the ongoing investigation of arms purchase under the immediate past administration,” Famuyiwa stated.
He insisted “that this story is unfounded and did not emanate from the NAF.”