Tackle Insecurity With ‘Rugged Optimism’, Air Chief Tells Troops

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Updated June 4, 2019
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Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has enjoined personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), to redouble their efforts and engage the security challenges with rugged optimism and renewed determination, while remaining professional in the discharge of their constitutional duty.

The Air Chief in a statement on Tuesday asked the troops to always operate within the provisions of local and international laws.

“I wish to particularly thank all NAF personnel for their patriotism, dedication and countless sacrifices made in the various Theatres of Operation. Your valuable contributions have ensured that aircraft and ancillary equipment are available, logistics requirements are in place, administrative necessities are met, and personnel is combat-ready to tackle the challenges confronting the Nation.

“I, therefore, enjoin you all to redouble your efforts and engage the security challenges with rugged optimism and renewed determination, while remaining professional in the discharge of your constitutional duty of ensuring the security of our Beloved Nation and its Good People.

“You must also remember, in the course of your duties, to always operate within the ambits of extant local and international laws, while showing compassion and respect for all law-abiding citizens,’ he added.

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He also recalled officers who were killed in the line of duty and asked the troops to use the celebration of this festive season to remember them.

“Importantly, in our celebration of this festive season, let us also take time to remember our colleagues who have paid the supreme price in service to our fatherland.

“We remember them today as always and restate our commitment to cater to the needs of their loved ones and those they left behind. Let their memories and deeds spur us on to a higher level of dedication that would ensure that their sacrifices were not in vain.”