Buhari Decorates Commander of Presidential Air Fleet With New Rank, Photos Emerge

Buhari Decorates Commander of Presidential Air Fleet With New Rank, Photos Emerge

  • Abubakar Yaro Abdullahi has been decorated with his new rank of Air Vice Marshall by President Buhari
  • Abdullahi was decorated on Friday, December 31, in a ceremony that was held at the State House, Abuja
  • The commander of Presidential Air Fleet was among 29 Air Vice Marshals (AVMs) promoted recently by the air force

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has decorated the Commander of Presidential Air Fleet, Abubakar Yaro Abdullahi, with his new rank of Air Vice Marshall.

The president's personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad, shared pictures of the event on Facebook.

AVM Abubakar Yaro Abdullahi
President Buhari decorates Commander of Presidential Air Fleet, AVM Abubakar Yaro Abdullahi with a new rank. Photo credit: SUNDAY AGHAEZE
Source: Facebook

Legit.ng gathered that the ceremony which took place at the State House, Abuja, on Friday, December 31, was witnessed by other officials.

Abdullahi’s decoration by the president comes a week after the Air Force Council (AFC) approved the promotion of a total of 60 senior officers comprising of 29 Air Vice Marshals (AVMs) and 31 Air Commodores (Air Cdres) in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

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The council gave the approval in reward for hard work and recognition of meritorious service to the nation.

Military promotes 235 senior officers, elevates GEJ's ex-ADC

Legit.ng previously reported that on Tuesday, December 21, the Nigerian Armed Forces announced the promotion of Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko to the rank of Major-General.

At least 234 other personnel in the military were also promoted. The promotion came barely one week after rife insinuations that the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, asked not less than 50 Generals in the military to proceed on forceful retirement.

The promotions were released Tuesday night after the sitting of the Army council, Navy council and the Air council respectively, held at the Ministry of Defence with the Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (Rtd) as presiding chairman.

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CESJET names NYSC boss, Shuaibu Ibrahim as Man of the Year

CESJET names NYSC boss, Shuaibu Ibrahim as man of the year

Meanwhile, the Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) named the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, as its Man of the Year.

Making the announcement on Friday, December 24, at an event attended by a Legit.ng reporter in Abuja, the executive secretary of CESJET, Comrade Isaac Ikpa, said the NYSC DG was carefully selected after an online poll that featured four other prominent Nigerians.

According to Ikpa, the NYSC boss was the obvious choice owing to his trailblazing efforts in tackling unemployment through massive youth empowerment.

Source: Legit.ng

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