- The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the capability of the service has been improved following the extension programme on one of its C-130H aircraft
- Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar states that the force would continue to intensify efforts at reactivating unserviceable aircraft in its inventory
- The presidency publishes a detailed report on Buhari-led administration's efforts to tackle insecurity in Nigeria
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has said it had successfully completed the in-house life extension programme on one of its C-130H aircraft, NAF 913.
The spokesperson for the force, Olatokunbo Adesanya, in a statement on Wednesday, July 25, said the airlift capability of the service has been improved following the extension programme the aircraft.
Adesanya stated that the chief of the air staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, noted that NAF would continue to intensify efforts at reactivating unserviceable aircraft in its inventory to enhance its operational effectiveness.
The spokesman said that Air Force boss made the statement when assessing the progress of work on the in-country Periodic Depot Maintenance (PDM) of another NAF’s C-130 aircraft at 631 Aircraft Maintenance Depot (ACMD) in Lagos.
Abubakar stated that the reactivation of NAF 913 was another major feat recorded by the current NAF leadership to further improve NAF’s capability to provide logistics support across multiple theatres of operations.
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The Air Force chief expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for providing the enabling environment for NAF to raise the serviceability status of NAF operable aircraft from about 31% in 2015 to an average of 80% as at date.
He also commissioned two newly-completed and furnished officers’ residential quarters at the Sam Ethnan Air Force Base (SEAFB), Ikeja, and the Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (AFRC), Oshodi.
Abubakar reiterated the commitment of the present administration toward meeting the welfare needs of personnel.
Meanwhile, in reaction to allegations and accusations levied at the Buhari-led regime about the fight against the nation-wide insecurity, the presidency on Monday, July 17, decided to release steps it has taken so far in that respect.
Femi Adesina, special adviser on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari listed efforts taken by presidency targeted at curbing violence and large-scale insecurity in the country.
He faulted claims that the president was not doing enough to combat the insecurity in parts of the country.
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