4 December 2020 By Josiah Buzun
The Nigerian Airforce says the current security landscape of the Country and the challenges it presents to National security requires a robust security architecture, capable of rapid deployment of air power in all spectra of warfare.
Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadiq Abubakar stated this at the inauguration of some projects at the 2-0-5 Combat Search and Rescue Group and Air Provost Training Center, Kerang Plateau State.
Represented by the Air Officer Commanding Ground Tactical Command of the Air force Air Vice Marshall Idi Amin, the Chief of Air Staff said he focused efforts at repositioning the Nigerian Air Force for better efficiency and effectiveness through capacity building initiatives.
He reiterated the resolve of the Air Force in conducting operations to secure the lives and property of law abiding citizens, as well as focus on the welfare of its personnel, noting that another set of trained special forces and combat search and rescue personnel would be graduating at Bauchi soon.
Air Marshall Abubakar explained that the Project signifies the renewed commitment of the Airforce towards fulfilling one of the mandates of the President Muhammadu Buhari led Administration , which is to take the welfare and motivation of personnel as a cardinal trust of his Administration.
In an address of welcome, the Officer Commanding Special Operations Command Air Vice Marshall Charlse Ohwo, represented by the Commander 2-0-5 Combat Searchand Rescue Group, Air Commodore Ebimobo Ebiowe said the Inauguration of the Projects highlights the relentless efforts of the Chief of Air Staff in enhancing the welfare of personnel despite scarce resources.
This according to him is pivotal to the actualization of the vision of the Chief of Army Staff.
Projects inaugurated are the Air Post Training Center Administrative block, Residential Quarters and Medical Center.