"We Envision a NAF That Will Be Able To Project Air Power Beyond the African Continent" - Air Chief

....CAS Attends Special Jumaat Prayer in Commemoration of NAF @ 60 Anniversary Celebrations

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) 60th Anniversary celebrations kick start with a Jumaat prayer at the NAF Base, Asokoro Mosque earlier today, 17 May 2024 as part of activities lined up to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee Anniversary.

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, alongside other muslim faithfuls attended Jumaat prayer thanked God Almighty for the numerous successes the NAF has continued to record in all its operations.

He noted that Jumaat prayers held was aimed at offering special prayers for the Nigerian Air Force NAF in commemoration of its 60th Anniversary. 

According to him, "The significance of this day can therefore not be overemphasized in view of NAF’s rich history, which started after an Act of Parliament that officially established it as Nigeria’s Air Arm in April 1964.

Speaking further, the CAS noted that looking back at NAF's contributory efforts during the Nigerian Civil War of 1967, to its metamorphosis and growth over the years to itsù current role as a major player in our security architecture, Nigerians as a whole have every reason to celebrate the NAF and its numerous achievements. 

He then added that, "It is for this reason and many more that we will be gathering other air forces, air chiefs as well as aviation enthusiasts from all over the world to commemorate this milestone in Abuja and Kaduna from 23-25 May 2024. We hope all Nigerians will come out enmass to support their Air Force."

In closing, he stated that, "As we look forward to the next 60 years, we envision a NAF that will be able to project air power beyond the African continent."

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