The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) approved on Wednesday in Abuja the appointment and redeployment of new Branch Chiefs, Air Officer Commanders (AOCs), Tri-Service and NAF Institution Commanders.

It also approved the appointment of a new spokesperson and other senior officials.

Joel Abioye of the Directorate of Public Relations and Information, NAF, stated that the new posts and redeployment were part of a routine aimed at ensuring operational efficiency and effective service delivery.

Mr. Abioye, a group captain, added that the appointments were approved by the Chief of the Air Staff, Oladayo Amao, an air marshal.

Former Chief of Policy and Plans Jackson Yusuf, Deputy Air Marshal, was appointed Chief of Defense Policy and Plans (CDPP), while former Commander of the Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Lagos, Idi Lubo, Deputy Air Marshal, took over. The charge. as Head of Policies and Plans.

Mohammed Yakubu, Deputy Air Marshal and former Immediate Commander, Air Force Institute of Technology is now Chief of Aeronautical Engineering, while Ayoola Jolasinmi, Deputy Air Marshal and former CDPP, Defense Headquarters (DHQ), is now Chief of the Defense Space Administration.

“Former Armed Forces Command and Staff College Commander Jaji, AVM Anthony Tuwase, is now the Head of Defense Transformation and Innovation (CDTI), DHQ.

“In the same vein, AVM Paul Masiyer is now the Head of Logistics, HQ NAF; AVM Ibikunle Daramola, the former Air Officers Commander (AOC), Ground Training Command, Enugu is appointed Chief of Communications Information Systems.

“AVM Samuel Chinda now takes over as the Chief of Air Intelligence, NAF, while AVM Anthony Ndace is now the Secretary for Air, NAF.

“Also affected by the new appointments is AVM Emmanuel Wonah, former Chief of Aeronautical Engineering who is now Commander of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji.

“AVM Charles Ohwo, former CDTI has now been appointed Commander, Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Lagos, AVM Paul Jemitola, former Secretary for Air is now Commander, Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna.

“AVM Abraham Adole is the new Commander of the Air Force War College, Makurdi,” stated Mr. Abioye.

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Other new appointments include Sayo Olatunde, Vice Air Marshal, former Commander of the Air Force War College now AOC, Ground Training Command, Enugu and Ebimobo Ebiowe, Vice Air Marshal, now AOC Mobility Command, Yenagoa .

Mr. Abioye added that former Director of Public Relations and Information, Edward Gabkwet, an Air Commodore, has been appointed Commander 551 of NAF Station, Jos, while Air Commodore Wapkerem Maigida, an Air Commodore, is now the new spokesperson. of the NAF.

He said that Olayinka Oyesola, an air commodore, takes over as Air Component Commander (Joint Task Force Northeast) of ‘Operation Hadin Kai’.

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“Air Marshal Amao charged the officers to apply their professional experiences and continuously explore new methods to offer viable solutions and renewed strategies to solve the country’s security challenges.

“The newly appointed and redeployed senior officers are expected to take up their posts on or before Friday, January 6,” Abioye added.


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