We’re ever ready to defend Nigeria’s territorial integrity – Chief of Air staff


The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar has said that, the Nigerian Air Force is ever ready to defend the territorial integrity of the country.

The Chief of Air Staff’s statement is coming barely a week after his army counterpart; Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai disclosed that some unscrupulous politicians have been approaching his officers and men for political assistance.

Air Mashall Sadique Abubakar spoke while addressing the rank and file of the force in Kaduna on Wednesday during the second quarter meeting with branch chiefs, AOCs, Commanders and Commandants of NAF.

The CAS told the senior officers that, the Air Force must continue to carry out its constitutional duties professionally and ensure that territorial integrity of Nigeria is not undermined by any group or groups.

According to him, “We are more than ever committed to defend the territorial integrity of this country.

“We are also more than ever committed to monitor oil criminals and other activities challenging smooth running of the country. We are going to equip the various units so they can perform their roles effectively”.

Abubakar said the reason for the meeting was to appraised the activities both operational and logistics and other activities of the air force so as to articulates what its intend to achieved in the second quarter.

The CAS who also commissioned the newly rehabilitated 401 flights control tower, said the new structure and the modern equipment therein will assist greatly the operation of the flying training school.

“The control tower is a very important infrastructure in over role flying activities of the military in Kaduna area.

“What we have here now is a better equipment, stress-free compared to what was there before and we believe that with what we have here is going to add value to what we are doing in terms of training and air traffic control”, he said.


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