The Nigerian Air Force says it has recorded 300% increase of serviceable aircraft to address the current national security threat in Nigeria.
Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said this during the commissioning ceremony of staff accommodation in Kano’s Air Force base.
He said that Government is determined to reposition the Nigerian Air Force into a highly professional service through capacity building.
Accompanied by top ranking officers, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar said that the Nigerian Air Force must continue to remain vibrant towards the nation’s air defence.
He added that in order to achieve that, officers and men of the service also need to have a robust welfare package that will make them comfortable in confronting any kind of security threat.
Officers and men of the service had lacked adequate accommodation for mostly their family, a problem Sadique said is capable of dividing their attention in executing their duties.
To him, accommodation, healthcare facilities, capacity building among others should come first in any security institution across the country.
Meanwhile, the Air Chief has said that accommodation package for the personnel would continue across all Air Force bases across the country.
He added that with better welfare and equipment, there would be no hiding place for criminals.