Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Calls for professionalism in combating insurgency, reassures release of Chibok Girls

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[Osun]–The Chief of Air Staff,Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar had advocated for professionalism in combating insurgency and other related security threats in the country.

Sadque who commissioned several projects of the Armed force at Ipetu Modu, Osun -State also assured that several effort are been put in place to ensure the release of the Chibok girls and other captives.

Abubakar in his speech said ” To enhance professional performance of a fighting force like the NAF, it is essential to develop an enduring safety culture across board. As such, the Nigerian Institute of Safety was established during the tenure of erstwhile Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin. Since its establishment, the institute was able to graduate three sets of officers from the Basic Safety Officers Course in 2016.”

“Despite this modest achievement, it is with mixed feelings that I inform you that NAFIS is been relocated to NAF Base Kaduna. This is in pursuant of our resolve to reposition the NAF. A recent organizational restructuring has however given rise to the establishment of 209 Quick Response Group which will replace NAFIS at Ipetu-Ijesa”

“This is a robust and versatile unit that will enhance prompt and effective deployment of NAF forces to meet any emerging security challenge in the southwest zone of the country”.

While Sadique was addressing the press after the commissioning he said “NAF is  doing everything equally possible to provide security for every Nigerian and to rescue every Nigerian that is in captivity including  the chibok girls.

Sadique after official commissioning of 22 beded facilities,Officers’ ward held at the Nigerian Air Force Institute of Safety he addressed journalists.

He said “We have made a substantial progress,  so what we are just doing now is mopping out what I  considers as the remnants”

“Is very significant in the sense that,  our desires is to have professional air force and with professionalism we must make sure that we have a required  infrastructure for giving out knowledge, parting knowledge on our personnel and that’s where capacity building comes in so what we have done here today is to know how we can increase the number of infrastructure on ground so that we can post in additional officers and men to this location and not only to support local security challenges here but need to add value to dealing with the security challenges in the southwest generally”

The Deputy Governor of Osun State, Mrs Titilaoye Tomori who was present at the commissioning of the  ceremony said the state will continue to support the armed forces.

However, it is beyond dispute that the Air Force is the pivot of modern defence and warfare, no war can be won without air combat jets and they provide cover for ground troops. “She said”

She also added that “It is important that the federal government will adequately equipped our Air Force to make it the best in Africa.

“If our Air Force have best surveillance instructions and combat Aircraft they would have since located the Chibok girls and render null the effort of Boko Haram insurgency long before now.”




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