NAF acquires 22 aircraft to fight insurgency - Air force Chief

Chief of Air Staff, Mr Sadique Abubakar, on Wednesday said Nigerian Air Force recently acquired 22 new aircraft to support various ongoing military operations across the country.

Abubakar disclosed this while declaring open NAF Finance Training Workshop with the theme: Strengthening the NAF Finance Specialty for Efficient Service Delivery in Support of NAF Operations, at NAF headquarters, Abuja.

He said that as at July 2015, aircraft serviceability status of Nigerian Air Force was below 60 per cent, but as of now, the aircraft serviceability status has improved beyond 80 per cent.

The Air Chief, represented by Chief of Policy and Plans, Mr Mohammad Mohammad, said NAF was able to deploy its platforms in support of military operations through prudent management of resources.

He said NAF was not only striving to improve on the present status, but has complied with measures put in place by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure transparency and accountability in governance.

According to him, in line with the anti-corruption drive of Mr. President, Commander-in-Chief, NAF has complied with measures put in place by the Federal Government to aid transparency in government’s financial transactions.



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