- The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) always stands out when compared to other military institutions in Nigeria
- The NAF under the current Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, takes the welfare of its personnel very seriously and those who paid the supreme price in service of the nation are not forgotten
- The NAF has named a newly constructed block of 30 units of one-bedroom self-contained apartments after late Aircraftman Jamilu L
- The residential accommodation was commissioned on Friday, December 15
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has honoured late Aircraftman Jamilu L, in appreciation of his sacrifice to end insurgency in Nigeria, by naming the newly constructed block of 30 units of one-bedroom self-contained apartments after him.
The late airman, who paid the supreme price while serving in Operation Zaman Lafiya in the northeast, was recognized for placing the interest of the nation above personal interest.
The residential accommodation, which is meant for the accommodation of Junior Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) serving in Minna, was commissioned on Friday, December 15 by the NAF Chief of Administration, Air Vice Marshal Lawal Alao, who represented the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
The CAS assured the beneficiaries that everything is being done to make them comfortable, considering the enormous sacrifices they make on a daily basis for the nation. He then urged the beneficiaries to take adequate care of the new facilities.
He added that the federal government was very mindful of the sacrifices being made by military personnel and hence, its commitment to their welfare through the provision of adequate resources to execute the various welfare projects.
He encouraged the personnel to continue to be loyal, dedicated and professional in the discharge of their constitutional responsibilities.
NAIJ.com gathered that the Jamilu Block is one in the series of residential accommodation blocks and other projects commissioned at 351 Base Services Group, Minna under the current NAF administration to enhance personnel welfare.
In September, NAF commissioned a 10 x 1 residential block for NCOs in Minna and named it after late Flight Sergeant Hassan TM, who also paid the supreme price during the ongoing war against insurgency.
Other projects recently commissioned at the NAF Base Minna include an office complex, an 18 x 2 Senior NCOs’ accommodation and other types of residential accommodations.
Just recently, the NAF commissioned a new hostel accommodation for senior students of the Air Force Girls Comprehensive School (AFGCS) in Jos, Plateau state.
A block of 30 by one bedroom fully furnished residential accommodation was also commissioned and it was named after late Corporal Timon PM, NAF00/20247, who died on January 27, 2012 while fighting insurgencies in the Operation Zaman Lafiya.
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