Yola - The Chief of Air Staff, Air
Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has told Air Force personnel involved in the
fight against Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast that President Muhammadu
Buhari is very happy and appreciates their efforts.
Abubakar made the statement on Tuesday during an Eid El
Kabir celebration lunch with Air Force troops at Yola Air Force Base.
The CAS was represented by Chief of Policy and Plans, NAF
headquarters, AVM James Abubakar.
Abubakar said Buhari was full of appreciation for the troops
and urged them to sustain the efforts toward bringing peace to the Northeast
“The good work you are doing is appreciated by the
commander-in-chief; he is sending his greetings to you at this festive time.
“He commends your efforts and urges you to sustain your
commitment for peace in the Northeast and Nigeria as a whole.
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“We also want to use this opportunity to thank the
commander-in-chief for his support to the Nigerian Air Force,’’ Abubakar said.
He said that NAF was also happy with the troops’ performance
and would continue to ensure their welfare and those of their families.
Earlier in an address of welcome, the Air Officer Commanding
Tactical Air Command, AVM Muhammed Mohammadu, thanked the CAS for his
commitment to their welfare and for always identifying with them to boost their
“We want to pledge our support and loyalty to Nigerian Air
Force and the nation,” Muhammadu said.