Air Force restates commitment to support families of fallen heroes

Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 5 June 2017 | 1,907 times

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•Air Vice Marshal Lawal Alao commissioning the Corporal Omaka flats.

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) towards the welfare of the families of deceased personnel.

Sadique gave this assurance on Saturday while commissioning a new block of 12 by one-bedroom flats for airmen and airwomen, at NAF Base, in Abuja. The new building however, was named after late Corporal Omaka WI.

This was contained in a statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Olutokunbo Adesanya.

Representing the CAS, the Chief of Administration (COA), Air Vice Marshal Lawal Alao, said: “The naming of the building after the late Corporal Omaka WI was to honour the late airman who died in 2016 while on Internal Security operations in Minna, Niger State.”

He added that the NAF would continue to remember and support families of fallen heroes to serve as a morale booster to other personnel.

It is recalled that the NAF, under its current leadership, has witnessed the commissioning of several residential accommodation blocks across its bases all over the country.

According to the Director of Administration (DOA), Air Commodore Nelson Calmday, accommodation sufficiency in the NAF has improved from “45 per cent as at 2015 to over 63 per cent at the moment.”

Meanwhile, the Commander of 053 NAF Camp Abuja, Air Commodore Garba Yusuf, used the opportunity to express appreciation to the CAS for the provision of additional residential accommodation for NAF personnel within Abuja.

Source: News Express

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