- The Nigerian Air Force has assured citizens that it remains committed to protecting the country's integrity
- NAF made this known at a press briefing on Friday, May 14, in Abuja to mark its 57th anniversary
- The chairman of the organising committee also revealed that the Nigerian Air Force telemedicine facility will soon be launched
Air Vice-Marshal, Hassan Abubakar, has said that in the last 57 years, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has acquired enough armament to stave off any external aggression against Nigeria’s sovereignty.
Abubakar, the chairman, organising committee for the 57th anniversary of NAF made the disclosure in a press briefing attended by a Legit.ng reporter on Friday, May 14, in Abuja.
According to him, NAF has over the years grown into a formidable force within the West African sub-region.
He also bragged that in the last five years, NAF has inducted 25 aircraft to boost its air capabilities.
The committee chairman noted that the JF-17! Thunder aircraft will also be inducted to expand NAF’s airpower in commemoration of the anniversary.
He said the theme of the anniversary which is in line with the vision of the chief of air staffs seeks to enhance critical airpower capabilities required for joint force employment in pursuit of national security imperatives.
Though this year’s anniversary will be a low-key event, one of the highlights will be the launching of the Nigerian Air Force telemedicine facility in Abuja.
The aim of the facility is to enhance the provision of excellent medicare to personnel and civilians at the lowest cost.
This confirmation came from the military officers during a press briefing with chief editors of top traditional and online media organizations in Nigeria, including Legit.ng’s editor-in-chief, Akinyemi Akinrujomu, on Wednesday, May 5.
Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor noted that the briefing was to also have a feel of the opinions of the public about the military’s performance in securing the country in the last 100 days of being in office and how to improve going forward.