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Air Force graduates 10 student pilots, plans to acquire more aircraft

By News Express on 26/06/2016

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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has said the Nigerian Air Force has concluded arrangement with Pakistan to procure ten new Super Trainer Aircraft for the training of student pilots.

The Air Force Chief disclosed this during the graduation ceremony of ten student pilots from the 301 Flying Training School, Air Force Base in Kaduna State.

Air Marshal Abubakar, while commending the graduating students for the impressive performance they exhibited in the induction training, noted that the nation looks upon to them as critical stakeholders in response to the national security imperatives.

He added that the Nigerian Air Force is steadily increasing the tempo of its various operations in the fight against terrorism and other related crimes across the country, while he maintains that Boko Haram has been largely degraded to the extent that they longer carry out coordinated attacks in communities.

The Chief of Air Staff is optimistic that the acquisition of more Trainer Aircraft will enhance the quality of their training.

The of Kaduna State, Governor Nasir El-Rufai, and other dignitaries at the event commend the contribution of the Nigerian Air Force in enhancing the nation’s security.

They also emphasised the importance for continuous training and retraining of personnel for optimal capacity utilisation.

The Chief of Air Staff also commissioned some newly completed residential quarters for officers and men with a view to making them live comfortably at the barracks. (Channels TV)

•Photo shows Airforce officials.

Source News Express

Posted 26/06/2016 8:36:50 PM

 

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