The Nigerian Airforce says it is currently re-invigorating some of its capabilities that have declined, and developing new ones to reflect the broader range of security imperatives.
Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar stated this at the combined graduation ceremony of Nigerian Airforce Institute of Administrative Management (NAFIAM) and Regiment Training Centre (RTC) held in Kaduna State.
Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar who was represented by Air Vice Marshal Usman Abdullahi explained that the NAF was mindful of the fact that all specialties have a role to play in efforts to build its capability for future warfare, hence the need for value addition to ground training.
He pointed out that efforts are being made to improve competences in various administrative functions to sustain a highly motivated and effective fighting force, with outcome seen in the seamless conducts of operations across the country.
The Air Chief noted that similar efforts are being made to provide facilities towards improving the quality of training and operational capability across the Nigerian Airforce.
“The regiment airborne school would be developed to enable in-house airborne training for regiment personnel and pilots as well as aircrew”
Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar disclosed that the anticipated arrival of new platforms such as the M-346, AH-12, A-109 trekker, and the remaining T-129 ATAK helicopter would improve the security architecture of Nigeria.
He congratulated the graduands and charged them to uphold the core attributes of military professionalism which include loyalty, discipline, integrity, teamwork, and courage among others.
A total of 568 personnel comprising 32 officers including allied officers from the Republic of Ghana, and 536 airmen/airwomen graduated in various sundry courses.