NAF gets personnel boost with 498 new recruits
The battle against terrorism by the Nigerian Air Force received a boost yesterday with the enlistment of 498 personnel into the force.
The Chief Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu said that some of the newly-recruited airmen and women would be drafted into the ongoing war against terrorism in the country.
The Air Chief, who was represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans, NAF headquarters, Air Vice Marshal James Gbum, told the 498 recruits that they were coming into the force at a time some disgruntled elements were taking arms against the nation.
He charged them that they must be ready to key into the NAF’s efforts to rid the nation of insurgency.
According to him, “The training you have just received is the basic military training. This is to prepare you for further training in the Air Force, because the Air Force is a highly technical service. Therefore, after this training, you will go further to the different specialties to acquire specialist’s training.
“You have to continue to be disciplined, loyal, dedicated, and above all, avoid politics and submit to the civil authority, because our democracy must be protected,” he advised.
Highlight of the event was a colourful parade to the admiration of the senior officers, family members of the recruits and other guests.
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