The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has told Air Force personnel involved in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east that President Muhammadu Buhari is very happy and appreciates their efforts.
Abubakar made the statement on Tuesday during an Eid-el-Kabir celebration lunch with Air Force troops at Yola Air Force Base.
The CAS was represented by Chief of Policy and Plans, NAF headquarters, Air Vice-Marshall James Abubakar. Abubakar, said Buhari was full of appreciation for the troops and urged them to sustain the efforts toward bringing peace to the North-east and Nigeria.
“The good work you are doing is appreciated by the commander-in-chief; he is sending his greetings to you at this festive time.
“He commends your efforts and urges you to sustain your commitment for peace in the Northeast and Nigeria as a whole.
“We also want to use this opportunity to thank the commander-in-chief for his support to the Nigerian Air Force,’’ Abubakar said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) he said NAF was also happy with the troops’ performance and would continue to ensure their welfare and those of their families.
Earlier in an address of welcome, the Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command, Air Vice Marshall Muhammed Mohammadu, thanked the CAS for his commitment to their welfare and for always identifying with them to boost their morale.
“We want to pledge our support and loyalty to NFA and the nation,” Muhammadu said.