The NAF has successfully reactivated 12 units of previously moribund Aerospace Group Equipment (AGE). The equipment, which was reactivated locally by 131 Engineering Group (131 Engr Gp) Makurdi, through the Unit’s Research and Development (R&D) efforts, was commissioned today, 23 September 2020, by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
CAS Commissioned New Infrastructure At NAF Markudi
CAS also commissioned a newly reactivated One Million litre Bulk Fuel Installation (BFI) Facility. Which had been upgraded with additional functionality and safety features, including an automatic sprinkler system for enhanced fire safety?
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Speaking during the commissioning and functional demonstration of the reactivated equipment, a visibly delighted CAS, stated that he was excited with what had been achieved by 131 Engr Gp. He said it had always been his belief that, with a bit of effort, most of what may have been discarded as Beyond Economic Repair (BER) could be brought back to serviceable status.
AOC TAC Welcome CAS
The AOC TAC stated that the event was a landmark occasion and a manifestation of the sterling leadership qualities of the CAS, which had been the major motivation for the achievements recorded by the Command.
Also, the CAS had delivered a lecture to participants of Course 6 of the Air Force War College (AFWC) in Makurdi, as part of the Strategic Leadership Module of the Course.
In the lecture, titled “Nigerian Air Force Operational Challenges and Future Prospects”, Air Marshal Abubakar highlighted the achievements of the NAF in the past 5 years in areas of expansion of its organizational structure, comprehensive human capacity development, aircraft acquisition and maintenance, as well as robust logistics support and R&D., Click here to join intellectual Naija on Facebook.