The Nigeria Air Force decorated 16 Air Commodores and 31 Group Captains who were recently promoted to their next ranks. The ceremony, which took place at the NAF Officers’ Mess and Suites, Kado, Abuja was witnessed by a limited audience, with attendance strictly by invitation due to restrictions occasioned by COVID-19.
While at the event, the Honourable Minister of Defence (HMOD) Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) charged the newly-promoted men to better service as they prepare for higher challenges. Major General Magashi (rtd) further stated that, as the newly-decorated senior officers are aware, not all of those presented for promotion were fortunate to be elevated. He, therefore, reminded them that, amidst the fanfare and jubilation, they must not lose sight of the ongoing fight against terrorism/banditry and other forms of criminality, as it is their mandate to preserve national security and territorial integrity. Speaking further, the HMOD stated that the Federal Government, under the leadership of the Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, President Buhari, has remained committed to supporting the Nigerian military.