Joint Task Forces: Today, 26th of March 2021 NAF Director of Public Relations and Information Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet press release via NAF official Facebook said The Nigerian Air Force and other armed forces have agreed to subordinate themselves to the Defence Headquarters DHQ under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff General Lucky Irabor.
According to him, just as it is obtainable in military organizations worldwide, the DHQ is responsible for the command and control of the entire Armed Forces of Nigeria which also means that all ongoing joint operations and Joint Task Forces are directly subordinated to the DHQ, and their commanders report directly to the CDS.
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This, he said, is the new line the Service Chiefs have all agreed to tow as efforts are on to bring the many security challenges to an end. Air Marshal Amao made this known in Makurdi while on his maiden tour of Tactical Air Command (TAC). According to him, ‘When we say we are members of the AFN, we mean the 3 Services serve as a single entity. When we accept the fact that we the members of the AFN constitute a united entity, the need for rivalry will not arise.
Personnel insurance also got a boost as the CAS assured that non-promotion of NAF personnel due to inability to attend courses that should enable their upgrading would be given special consideration as soon as they meet the promotion criteria. On NAF post-service housing schemes, the CAS grimaced when personnel are compelled and put under budgetary duress to meet up with initial deposits for the houses.
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The Housing schemes by the NAF should be easily affordable and stress-free. He then directed the Chief of Administration to work out modalities where instalment for houses would be subtracted from monthly salaries and not in lump sums that usually exert undue restraint on staff. ‘These practices have proven to be effective and efficient in other emerging nations and I see no reason why we can’t try it here, he said. The visit, which had the Chiefs of Training and Operations, Logistics, Air Intelligence and Aircraft Engineering in attendance saw the CAS tour various units within TAC Makurdi.