The Cheif of the Air Staff CAS, Air Mashall Sadique Abubakar visited NAF Base Makurdi yesterday 9 November 2020 to inspect the ongoing reactivation on F-7NI Aircraft. Speaking at the event, the CAS expressed extreme delight on personnel performance to ensure safety and maintain the NAF Core values. He added that the Federal Government’s support to the NAF was yielding great dividends in ensuring the Service has the required platforms to more effectively secure the Nation.
Reactivation of F7 Aircraft
Today, we are in Makurdi for the reactivation of the F7 aircraft and, by next week, we will be in Kano to see what is going on with the Life Extension Programme (LEP) of another batch of 3 L-39ZA aircraft”, he said. Air Marshal Abubakar emphasized that these activities clearly showed the level of seriousness with which the Government is working to ensure that the NAF gets some of its grounded aircraft back to flying status. He revealed that out of the 9 F-7 fighter jets earmarked for reactivation, 7 aircraft are sent back to their manufacturer due to the unavailability of required tools.