Air Force Chief Celebrates Sallah with Troops in North-east


    Senator Iroegbu in Abuja

    The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has made a morale boosting visit to the troops involved in the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram terrorists in the North-east region.

    Abubakar had last Tuesday visited Yola and Maiduguri to celebrate the Eid-El-Kabir in line with his tradition of spending festive periods with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) troops on the frontline.

    The CAS in a statement yesterday by Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the Air Force Chief was accompanied by some senior officers from NAF headquarters and used the visit to inaugurate some projects in Yola, Adamawa State The visit to Yola started with the commissioning ceremony of two 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 Air Force Chief say 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.