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Be combat-ready, operate at optimum – CAS tasks personnel

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao has charged personnel of the Nigerian Air Force to be combat-ready and operate at optimum level to counter both domestic and foreign threats.

A statement by Edward Gabkwet, the Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force said the CAS also spoke on the review of NAF’s training curriculum, institutions and facilities.

He said the CAS made this known at the winging ceremony of some pilots and operators at The NAF Headquarters in Abuja.

He said, the NAF recently reviewed the curricula of the various schools in the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) to meet expected standards, whilst also conducting instructional training for the instructors to ensure enhanced performance.

He also revealed that the training curriculum for NAF cadets at the Nigerian Defence Academy has been reviewed and new criteria specified for NAF officers to be eligible for posting to the Academy as instructors.

‘I have authorized the audit of selected institutions in the NAF, including flying schools, by a team of experienced retired senior officers to upgrade the practices and facilities at the institutions to meet international standards and best practices.

According to him, special arrangements have also been made to upgrade operations training facilities to enhance the operational capacity of NAF operators. This according to him, is in anticipation of the increased tempo of air operations with the recently acquired platforms, while sustaining capacity building programmes for the NAF regiment in joint efforts for synergy of air-ground integrated operations with sister Services.

He said the efforts are geared towards positioning the institutions and facilities as centres of excellence that would produce pilots, engineers, technicians and other specialists that are well equipped to carry out their constitutional roles more effectively and efficiently.

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