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All Set For Nigerian Air Force To Hold 60th Anniversary May 23

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will hold its 60th anniversary from May 23 to 25 and the event will hold in the Federal Capital territory (FCT) of Abuja and Kaduna State.

Several activities will be held simultaneously in all NAF bases and commands across the country during the celebration.

The Chairman of the Organising Committee of the anniversary, Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Machael Ekweme, announced this at a media briefing yesterday in Abuja.

Ekweme said the Diamond Jubilee would not be just a period of celebration but a moment of deep reflection on NAF’s accomplishments, challenges, and the future.

He said: “Throughout our rich history, the Nigerian Air Force has overcome numerous obstacles, adapted to emerging threats and subsequently emerged stronger and more resilient.

“There is no doubt that the service has grown over the years into a formidable force within the African continent and beyond. The Nigerian Air Force has continued to fulfill its mandate of protecting the territorial integrity of our dear nation through effective application of air power.

“It is pertinent to note that the Nigerian Air Force has made appreciable progress and significant contribution in internal security, humanitarian assistance, peacekeeping, as well as restoration and sustenance of democracy on the African continent. The service has also made giant strides in research and development (R&D).”

“It is rational, therefore, to celebrate its existence as well as laudable achievements in the past six decades.”

The committee chairman said some of the events lined up to commemorate the anniversary with the theme: Nigerian Air Force at 60: Leveraging Strategic Partnerships In Aerospace Innovations for Regional Security, include medical outreaches, special Jum’ah prayers, a special church service, R&D competition, inauguration of Air Force Microfinance Bank, air display, and 10th African Air Forces Forum and exhibition.

Credit: thenationonlineng.net

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