The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has decorated six newly promoted Air Warrant Officers (AWOs) with their new ranks.
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola who made this known in a statement on yesterday.
He explained that the decoration ceremony which took place at Headquarters Nigerian Air Force (HQ NAF) on Friday was part of the CAS’ First 2029 Quarter Meeting with AWOs and Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSMs).
Daramola informed that new AWOs are; Emmanuel Abochi, Kabiru Hassan, Muhammed Abubakar, Sherrif Musa, Friday Bassey and Olaoluwa Olatunji.
According to the statement, the CAS congratulated the newly promoted AWOs while noting that they had been selected for promotion based on their invaluable contributions to the development of the NAF over the years, both within their areas of specialization and in the general operations of the Service.
The CAS urged the new AWOs not to rest on their oars but to rather work even harder and brace up for the challenges ahead, especially in the collective resolve to reposition the NAF and secure Nigeria and Nigerians.
He urged them to continue to apply their skills, experience, commitment and time when and wherever demanded.
Daramola further explained that the rank of AWO is the pinnacle of the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) cadre in the NAF, with only a select and deserving few being able to attain the rank before retirement from the Service.
“The rank comes with tremendous prestige and responsibility as well as peculiar benefits while in Service as well as upon retirement.
“Some of these benefits include the provision of a brand new Toyota Hilux Utility Vehicle, along with a driver and an orderly, while in Service.” Daramola said.