CAS reaffirms commitment to reposition Nigerian Air Force

Service Chief

Service Chiefs: Chief of Air Staff (Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar), Chief of Naval Staff (Real Admiral Ibok Ete Ekwe Ibas), Chief of Army Staff and Chief of Defence Intelligence, respectively



The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Thursday reiterated his commitment to strengthen the Nigerian Air Force for optimal performance.

Abubakar, who made the remark in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja said that there was no better time to achieve that, than now.

Abubakar said that the Nigerian Air Force was in dire need of repositioning, adding that such had been one of the cardinal points of his administration.

“Our aim is to reposition the Air Force; we are interested in ensuring that we are operating as professionals.

“Professionalism and regimentation in the service is a very important area of interest that we have in the Air Force,’’ he said.

Abubakar said that because of the important role Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSMs) and Warrant Officers (WOs) played in the Air Force, the senior officers deemed it necessary to meet with them on quarterly basis.

According to him, the quarterly meeting enabled him and other officers to interact with them, communicate clear doubts and give them guidelines on what is expected of them.

Abubakar said that the quarterly meeting also availed them of the opportunity to remind the RSMs and WOs of the very crucial role they played in repositioning the Air Force.

Abubakar said that the Air Force had always been part of the operations against criminality and other anti-social vices in the South-South region, adding that it would continue in that direction.

“We are also playing an important role alongside other security agencies in the North-East to bring sanity to the area,’’ he said.

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