Dec 9, 2022

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NAF at 58: Nigerian Air Force to Restrategise, Renew Efforts in Tackling Security Challenges – Legit.ng

  • The Nigerian Air Force has begun activities to celebrate its 58th anniversary to be held in Kano State
  • The celebrations include, among others Activities planned an idea-sharing seminar, Juma’at prayers and non-denominational worship
  • Other activities include a golf kitten, a ceremonial parade, a symbolic flyover, a research and development exhibition and a photo gallery others

FCT, Abuja – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said on Thursday, April 12, May, activities to mark its 58th anniversary are designed to develop new strategies and initiate new ways to address modern security challenges facing the country.

This has been by the chairman of the organizing committee for the celebration ite announced to mark the 58th anniversary of NAF /Reunion 2022, Air Commodore Olasunkanmi Abidoye at a press conference in Abuja.

Air Commodore Abidoye indicated that the event will take place from Thursday , May 19-Saturday, May 19 at the NAF base in Kano State.

He said it will provide an opportunity for senior and retired officers, among others to brainstorm on how to checkmate the various security challenges currently facing the country at a seminar that is part of the activities planned for the event.

He added:

“In particular, the seminar will provide experienced professionals with an opportunity to present papers on air-to-ground integration and operational efficiency, as well as optimizing Nigerian Air Force platforms for effective deployment of joint disputes to introduce forces.

“The focus of the seminar is to offer workable strategies aimed at checkmating various security challenges we face as a nation.”

More information to give As the events came to an end, he said:

“There will be a number of pre-event activities taking place simultaneously at Nigerian Air Force units across the country. These activities will include Juma’at prayers and interdenominational services on Friday 13th and Sunday 15th May 2022 respectively.

“There will also be medical outreaches to host communities across the country. In addition, the Nigerian Air Force Officers’ Wives Association (NAFOWA) will also undertake humanitarian relief efforts for a few select communities in Kano State.

“All of this is geared towards gaining approval and support as well as appreciating Nigerians for their support and goodwill over the years.”

He also said :

“On Friday, May 20, 2022, a golf kitty will also be held in Kano, while other sporting activities are held simultaneously in all Nigerian Air Force units across the country.

” On Friday 20th May 2022 there will be a Reunion Night to honor some retired senior officers of the Nigerian Air Force after many years of meritorious service to our dear country.

“Activities to mark the Nigerian Air Force Day celebrations are expected to begin on Saturday 21 May 2022 with a ceremonial parade, symbolic flyover, Research and Development (R&D) exhibition and photo gallery end.”

“The challenges we have in our country are not just here, they are around the world. And what we have today is what we call asymmetric wellbeing, where you’re not fighting a known enemy. And it’s no longer like the typical war situation, it has taken on other dimensions.

“And so there are changes. The enemy is always looking for ways to redefine their way of committing their atrocities. Likewise, we must look for ways to restructure and defend our country. We can’t just keep using the same strategies.

“In times like these, we come together. We’re rethinking how we’ve done it so far. So these seminars are opportunities for us to go back to the drawing board and be able to work out new ways and eventually win the war.”

Gov Bello praises Nigerian Air Force as airstrikes kill 80 terrorists in state Niger

Meanwhile, Niger Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has commended the Nigerian Air Force for its bravery in the state’s ongoing war against terrorists.

The air component of Operation Thunder Strike and Operation Gama Aiki conducted airstrikes on a large number of terrorists sighted in the territory of the local government of Mariga State.