The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has trained a total of 5,707 airmen and Airwomen since 2015.
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, made the disclosure at the graduation ceremony for 1,544 recruits, who had successfully completed the Basic Military Training Course (BMTC).
According to the Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Olatokunbo Adesanya, the CAS, who was the Reviewing Officer at the occasion, reiterated the NAF’s commitment to capacity building and welfare of personnel.
“The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday graduated 1,544 recruits, who have just successfully completed the Basic Military Training Course (BMTC).
” The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, who was the Reviewing Officer and Guest of Honour during the colourful Passing Out Parade (POP) ceremony, stated that the NAF had trained a total of 5,707 young Nigerians as airmen/airwomen since July 2015, when the current NAF leadership assumed office.
“This, according to him, is in consonance with the NAF’s aspiration of boosting the capacity of the service to curtail insecurity and insurgency in Nigeria. It is also in line with the Federal Government’s policy of employment generation for the teeming qualified youths desirous to serve the country through the NAF.
“He then expressed his delight that the efforts made by the current administration at expanding the training facilities have continued to meet the desired objectives,” Adesanya quoted the CAS as saying.