At the 205 Battle Search and Rescue Group and the Air Provost Training Centre, both in Kerang, Mangu
Local Government Area of Plateau, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), inaugurated some schemes.
The projects include a medical center, an
administrative block, and teacher and student accommodation blocks.
On Thursday, the CAS inaugurated the projects, saying the projects were
in line with its pledge to improve the welfare of Airforce personnel.
Represented by Air Vice Marshal Idi Amin, NAF Commanding Ground Training Command Air Officer, Abubakar
said the projects illustrated President Muhammadu Buhari’s dedication to providing better living conditions for force personnel.
The CAS also promised that its highest priority will
continue to be the safety of workers and their families.
“I have longed for this day, to see the fulfilment of the promise I made during the ground breaking ceremony of this command in 2017. I have focused my efforts in repositioning the NAF; under my leadership the welfare of our personnel will continue to be our priority.
“Today’s event further shows our commitment toward the fulfilment of our mandate and commitment in making the NAF one of the best in the world. Soon, we shall make available all facilities that will enable these two units here operate optimally in tackling the security challenges in the state and country at large,” he said
In order to strengthen civil-military ties, the CAS said that some of
the projects would support all staff, their families, and the host community.
Abubakar thanked the host community for the cordial relationship and the creation of
an enabling atmosphere for its workers to work, and Plateau citizens in general.
“Let me express my profound gratitude to our host community here in Kerang, and the good people of Plateau for the support the NAF has continued to enjoy. Without doubt, your hospitality has made the state a home of peace to the NAF,” the CAS said
Air Vice Marshal Charles Ohwo, the NAF Air Officer Commanding Special Operations Command,
thanked the CAS for prioritizing the welfare of staff in his welcoming address.
Represented by Air Commodore E.O. Ebiowe, Commander, 205 Combat Search and Rescue Group, Ohwo said the facilities would go a long way to encourage workers to end
all forms of insecurity in the area, adding that, despite scarce resources and competing needs, the facilities also highlight the CAS’ dedication to the welfare of staff.
The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) records that the CAS opened the
officer’s mess and other projects at the same command three months ago.
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN