On 3 March 2021, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshall Oladayo Amao on maiden operational visit the Nigerian Air Force Bases in Kainji and Gombe State. The visit was tagged to the inspection/assessment of the ongoing projects at Kainji which include the ongoing construction of 3 blocks of 10 single-bedroom Single Officers’ Quarters (SOQ), one block of 6 x three-bedroom Married Officers’ Quarters (MOQ) as well as a block of 30 x single-bedroom Transit Accommodation for Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs), AVM Amao expressed delight at the commendable pace of work.
CAS Delivered at the Maiden Operational Visit at 109 Combat Reconnaissance
The CAS expressed his degree of satisfaction with the progress of work on ongoing projects at the 109 Combat Reconnaissance Group (109 CRG, formerly known as 203 CRG) NAF Gombe, which is to serve as the Base for the Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAVs) ordered by the Federal Government from China. AVM Amao made these known today, 3 March 2021, while on his maiden operational visit to the NAF Bases in Kainji and Gombe.
Before departing Kainji, the CAS held an interactive session with the officers, airmen and airwomen, where he urged them to remain disciplined and unwavering in their commitment to duty. He also advised them to always be security conscious whilst contributing their quota towards ensuring that the NAF ‘enhances and sustains critical airpower capabilities required for joint force employment in pursuit of national security imperatives. The CAS also entertained questions and received feedback as well as suggestions from the personnel on how to move the Service forward for more effective and efficient service delivery.