Nigerian Air Force acquires more aircraft


Nigerian Air Force says it has acquired more aircraft to help boost the fight against insurgency.

NAF disclosed that 30 aircraft have been bought while 13 of them have been activated in the last 18 months as part of efforts to remain vibrant towards the nation’s air defence.

Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar revealed this at the inauguration of the new Headquarters of Air Training Command, NAF Base in Kaduna state.

He said the aim of acquiring the new aircraft is to enhance professionalism.

He disclosed that the Nigerian Air Force is increasing its manpower by recruiting 1,500 new personnel annually.

He noted that professionalism entails that officers and men of the service must have a conducive working environment and robust welfare package that will make them comfortable to effectively discharge their duties.