- Squadron Leader Fredrick Oyenusi wins 4 awards at the graduation ceremony of senior staff course 40 in Jaji
- The Air Force officer who is a C-130H aircraft pilot, holds 2 masters degrees; one in aerospace vehicle design and the other in safety engineering
- President Buhari hails contributions of armed forces to restore peace in Nigeria
An officer of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Squadron Leader Fredrick Oyenusi, has broken a 20-year record after winning the prestigious Tie of Merit, which is only awarded to a distinguished student of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, who obtains a B grade.
The spokesperson for the force, Olatokumbo Adesanya, in a statement on Friday, July 27, said Squadron Leader Oyenusi’s feat, which had not been recorded for over 20 years, was recognised during the graduation ceremony of senior staff course 40, which took place at AFCSC Jaji on 26 July 2018.
Adesanya stated that Oyenusi also won 4 additional awards namely the best in Tri-Service Terms, best commandant’s paper, best director’s paper in the Directorate of Air Warfare (DAW) and the first in order of Merit in DAW.
“The senior NAF officer, who is a C-130H aircraft pilot, holds 2 Masters degrees; one in Aerospace Vehicle Design and the other in Safety Engineering, both from 2 different universities in the United Kingdom, namely Cranfield University and University of Aberdeen respectively," the spokesperson said.
Adesanya added that five NAF officers were in the top six positions, ahead of their army and naval counterparts at the end of the course.
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He said in order of merit, in addition to Squadron Leader Oyenusi, who came first, Squadron Leaders Austin Idoko, Hakeem Sarki and Chinedu Mbam occupied the second, third and fourth positions overall while Squadron Leader Fulus Kaze emerged sixth overall.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, July 26, assured Nigerians of his administration’s effort to return the country on the path of peace and prosperity.
He also hailed the enormous contributions of the armed forces to his administration’s determination to restore peace in the country.
The president made the remarks during the graduation of 182 senior course 40 at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji in Kaduna State, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He pledged that the federal government would continue to raise the combat readiness of the military for effective and efficient security operations across the country.
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