Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), on Wednesday, urged officers to re-dedicate themselves to duty as the government was doing its best to create conducive accommodation for them.
The CAS, represented by AVM Lawal Alao, the Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Logistic Command,Ikeja stated this at the inauguration of two newly renovated blocks for airmen.
“As this administration continues with infrastructural renewal in all NAF Bases towards the achievement of a decent and conducive environment, I enjoin you to rededicate yourselves and continue to add value towards making the Service more relevant and effective in addressing the current and future security challenges in the country,” he said.
Abubakar said that similar projects were being carried out in other NAF bases, saying that providing decent accommodation was part of NAF’s policy thrust.
“Similar projects like these are also continually being carried out in all NAF Bases to ensure the provision of decent and conducive accommodation for all our personnel.
“This is because providing such decent accommodation is one of HQ NAF’s policy thrust. As such, we will not relent until this is fully achieved,” he said.
He commended the President for his continuous support to the Force.
“As I mentioned earlier on, resources are not readily available to satisfy all our needs as a fighting force. Nevertheless, the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to ensure that our needs are prioritised.
“We, therefore, remain grateful to him for his constant support. Let me also appreciate the Air Officer Commanding Logistic Command for his untiring efforts in ensuring prompt logistic support to other elements of the NAF,” he said.
Abubakar, while congratulating the beneficiaries, urged them to use the facility with all sense of responsibility for optimal performance.
AVM Lawal Alao, who was represented by Air Commodore Rasaq Olanrewaju, the Commander Base Services Group also commended the CAS.
In his opening speech, the AOC thanked the CAS for his commitment to ensuring that decent accommodations were provided for the personnel residing at Sam Ethan Air Force Base, Ikeja. He said that the CAS had renovated six blocks this year and commissioned new blocks of flats as well. (NAN)
– Dec. 2, 2020 @ 18:45 GMT |