The Nigerian Air Force has vowed to end insecurity in the country, urging Nigerians to be patient with the service.
This as it described the security challenges as dynamic and uncertain which requires continuous review of strategies.
The Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists during a press briefing to herlard activities for the Nigerian Air Force 58th anniversary.
He said, “The security challenges remain very fluid, dynamic, and very uncertain. So when you find yourself in this kind of situation, the most important thing is for you to continue to review your strategy and continue to create an environment or platform so that you can get more ideas.
“We want to get things done, we want to provide a safe environment for Nigerians to go about their businesses even if it’s going to take us a year, two or 10 years, the focus is that we have to give Nigerians that peaceful environment to function.”
The Chairman Organising Committee for NAF 58th anniversary Air Commodore OlasunkanmiAbidoye said service in its 58 years of existence has grown into a formidable and respected force within the African continent and beyond.
He said the choice of this year’s theme is deliberately aimed at emphasizing renewed focus on joint military operations and effective synergy among the Services and other security agencies as well as consolidating on the gains of the employment of airpower, especially at this critical stage in our Nation’s history.
He said to mark this year’s Nigerian Air Force Day Celebration, a series of activities have been lined up to enlighten the citizens of Nigerian Air Force efforts in the fight against insurgency, terrorism, and other forms of criminality within the Country.
“Thus, there will be a series of pre-event activities taking place simultaneously at Nigerian Air Force units across the country. These activities include Juma’at Prayers and Interdenominational Church Service on Friday, 13 and Sunday, 15 May 2022 respectively. There will also be medical outreaches to host communities across the country.
“Furthermore, the Nigerian Air Force Officers’ Wives Association will also embark on humanitarian support activities for some selected communities in Kano State. All these are geared towards winning the consent and support as well as appreciating Nigerians for their support and goodwill over the years”.
He said the anniversary will also feature a Seminar which is scheduled to hold on 19 May 2022 as well as the Pulling out Ceremony of members of 35th and 36th Regular Course who recently retired from the Service.