Air Chief Approves Establishment of Land Administration to Checkmate Trespassing and Encroachments on NAF Lands

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar has approved the establishment of Land Administration which was allocated to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) by some state governments and the Federal Government and some were acquired in various parts of the Country in the course of its expansion over the years.

Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet disclosed in a press statement said the incessant issues of trespassing, encroachment and needless disputes over undemarcated or unfenced boundaries of some of these lands and landed properties have, however, necessitated the need for a proactive step towards securing all NAF lands as well as avoiding conflicts and disputes with civilians, institutions or organizations.

"The need for the NAF to address this situation is also expedient as some of these encroachments constitute a risk to the security of some NAF Bases with implications on national security."he said

It is in view of the foregoing that the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, approved the establishment of the Directorate of Land Administration (DLA) to secure, control, document, manage and administer all NAF lands and landed properties across the nation. 

The new Directorate, to be domiciled under the Logistics Branch, will among other functions interface with the various Ministries of Lands as well as the Base Commanders in ensuring that all matters related to trespassing and encroachments on NAF lands and landed properties are expeditiously dispensed with in line with extant laws.

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