(Front view of a new block of 12 by one-bedroom flats for airmen and airwomen at NAF Base, Abuja named after late Corporal Omaka WI on Friday)
Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar on Friday reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) towards the welfare of the families of deceased personnel.
The CAS gave this assurance while commissioning a new block of 12 by one-bedroom flats for airmen and airwomen at NAF Base, Abuja.
The new building was named after late Corporal Omaka WI.
The CAS, who was represented by the Chief of Administration (COA), Air Vice Marshal Lawal Alao, said that the naming of the building after the late Corporal Omaka WI was to honour the late airman who died in 2016 while on Internal Security operations in Minna, Niger State adding that, NAF would continue to remember and support families of fallen heroes to serve as a morale booster to other personnel.
Recalled that, the NAF under its current leadership, has witnessed the commissioning of several residential accommodation blocks across its bases all over the country.
According to the Director of Administration (DOA), Air Commodore Nelson Calmday, accommodation sufficiency in the NAF has improved from “45 per cent as at 2015 to over 63 per cent at the moment”.
Meanwhile, the Commander of 053 NAF Camp Abuja, Air Commodore Garba Yusuf, used the opportunity to express appreciation to the CAS for the provision of additional residential accommodation for NAF personnel within Abuja.
BY AIR COMMODORE OLATOKUNBO ADESANYA NAF DPRI