The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has reiterated the commitment of the
current Nigerian Air Force (NAF) leadership to improving the welfare of NAF personnel, particularly
those participating in the ongoing counterinsurgency operation in the Northeast and other Internal Security operations across the country.
The CAS gave the assurance yesterday, 12 January 2018, while commissioning some additional residential
accommodation at the NAF Base, Bill Clinton Drive, Abuja. According to him, the prioritization of
personnel welfare is crucial to the sustenance of their morale in an effort to effectively address the
current security challenges in the country.
Air Marshal Abubakar, who was represented at the occasion by the Chief of Administration at the
Headquarters NAF, Air Vice Marshal Mahmoud Ahmed, stated that personnel welfare and other logistics
requirements would continue to receive priorities within the limited available resources.
He also expressed his belief that this would further motivate personnel and enhance their combat readiness.
“These projects on the Base attest to our resolve to react to the dynamic nature of personnel needs for
accommodation, as we have undertaken similar projects here on several occasions in the past two years,” the CAS said.
The modest achievements he said would not have been possible without the blessing of the President and
Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari, who he said has been constantly supporting the NAF.
The newly built accommodation, which includes a block of 6 units of 2-bedroom flats transit quarters
for commissioned officers and another block of 18 units of 2-bedroom flats for non-commissioned
officers were named after late Group Captain Usman Danliti Abubakar and late Flight Sergeant Bolorunduro Raphel respectively.
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