- The Air Force Council (AFC) has promotion of of 99 senior officers
- Some of the affected senior officers comprise 13 Air Commodores, who were promoted to the rank of Air Vice Marshals (AVMs)
- According to the Airforce, the newly promoted senior officers would be decorated with their new ranks at a later date
A new dawn has come the way of some officers as the the Air Force Council (AFC) has approved their promotion.
The AFC approved the promotion of of 99 senior officers to the next higher ranks in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
This was disclosed in a statement by NAF director of public relations and information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, News Agency of Nigeria reports.
He said the affected senior officers comprise 13 Air Commodores, who were promoted to the rank of Air Vice Marshals (AVMs), 35 Group Captains who were promoted to the rank of Air Commodores and 51 Wing Commanders promoted to the rank of Group Captains,” he said.
Those promoted to the rank of AVM includes , Air Commodore Ayoola Jolasinmi, Hassan Abubakar, Jackson Yusuf, Austine Imafidor, Pius Oahimire, Dalhat Ladan, Cosmas Ozougwu, Isah Muhammad, Sunday Makinde, Abubakar Yusuf., Abubakar Adamu, Ado Inuwa and Ademola Durotoye.
Those promoted from the rank of Group Capt. to Air Cdre are Ahmed Idris, Olasunkanmi Abidoye, Olusola Akinboyewa, Isaac Subi, Japhet Ekwuribe, Solomon Lazarus, Ahmed Dari, Emeka Ashiegbu and Abdullahi Bello.
Others promoted to the rank of Air Commodores include, Yuhana Katabiya, Gambo Adamu, Alheri Dakwat, Olayinka Oyesola, Adedoyin Oyenusi, Edward Gapkwet, Friday Ekpah, Luther Kamat, Joktan Chidama, Felix Uwakara, Mikail Abdulraheem and Ernest Owai.
Also, Glenn Nkanang, Chidiebere Obiabaka, Raphael Ojo, Mohammed Isah, Ibitoye Ajiboye, Shani Bukar, Wapkerem Maigida, Atang Sambo, Daniel Akpan, Olanrewaju Oyename, Boniface Ifeobu, Godwin Udoh, Ayodele Hanidu and Azubuike Chukwuka were also promoted to the rank of Air Cdr.
According to Daramola, the newly promoted senior officers would be decorated with their new ranks at a later date.
Meanwhile, recall that Legit.ng had reported that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) recorded a major feat in the battle to rid the country of terrorists as its jets have successfully attacked the Lake Chad hideout of members of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP).
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