The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has, again, charged personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to increase their commitment towards ensuring improved security of lives and properties of Nigerians across the country.
According to a statement by the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the CAS, gave the charge on Tuesday during the commissioning of a newly constructed block of 18 x 2 bedroom Senior Non-Commissioned Officers’ (SNCOs’) Accommodation at the NAF Base in Kainji.
The CAS, who was represented by the Chief of Administration, Air Vice Marshal Kingsley Lar, while noting that the NAF personnel have made sacrifices in the prosecution of internal security operations in some parts of the country, said more was still expected of them.
Abubakar specifically stressed the need for personnel to give their all, which is the only acceptable level of effort worthy of the support and goodwill Nigerians have bestowed on the Service.
He also urged the occupants of the accommodation to utilise the facilities with a high sense of care and maintenance, assuring them that the Service would continue to embark on projects designed to ensure the comfort of its personnel and their families.
According to him, the project would go a long way in enhancing professional performance of aircraft technicians, who labour tirelessly, day and night, carrying out both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on the Alpha Jet aircraft to keep them airworthy and combat-ready, thus providing the needed security for the country.
He therefore urged all officers and men to continually exhibit the highest level of discipline and professionalism in the conduct of their duties.