Monday, 30 November 2015

Nigerian Air Force promotes 153 senior officers

Nigerian Air Force
The Nigerian Air Force, on Monday, announced the promotion of 153 officers to their next ranks.

The newly promoted officers include 14 Air Vice Marshals, 26 Air Commodores, 22 Group Captains and 91 Wing commanders

Director of Air Force Public Relations, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, in a statement in Abuja, gave the names of those promoted to Air Vice Marshal as Chief of Aircraft Engineering at the Headquarters, Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Onyemaechi Osahor; Director of Works at the Headquarters, Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Shehu Adamu; Director Air Intelligence at the Headquarters, Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Usman; Principal Air Staff Officer to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Abdul-Wahab.

Also promoted are Commander, 75 Strike Group, Yola, Adamawa State, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao; Commander, 303 Flying Training School, Kano, Air Vice Marshal John Baba; Commander, 81 Air Maritime Group, Benin, Edo State, Air Vice Marshal Okechukwu Ntukogu; and a Directing Staff at the National Defence College, Air Vice Marshal Humphrey Okpala.

Others are Commander, 203 Medium Airlift Group, Ilorin, Kwara State, Air Vice Marshal Yekeen Ishola; Director of Information Communication Technology at the National Defence College, Air Vice Marshal Christian Dii; Managing Director, Nigerian Air Force Housing and Construction Company, Air Vice Marshal Sambo Usman; Commander, 335 Base Services Group, Kaduna, Air Vice Marshal Auwal Muhammad; Director, Search and Rescue, National Emergency Management Agency, Air Vice Marshal Charles Otegbade, and Commander, 333 Logistics Group, Kaduna, Air Vice Marshal Isyaka Bukar.

The senior officers elevated to the rank of Air Commodore included Group Captains Emmanuel Udenyi, Aliyu Bello, Iboro Etukudo, Chiebonam Ozougwu, Abidemi Marquis, Abubakar Liman, Pius Oahimire, Kabiru Aliyu, Ubrufih Uzezi, Nkem Aguiyi, Sule Lawal and Paul Masiyer.

Others are Group Captains Isah Muhammad, Kurotimi Obidake, Dalhat Ladan, Adeniyi Amesinlola, Olagoke Ogunmola, Raheem Tijani, Obainana Imafidor, Framah Batnah, John Dibal, Mohammed Sini, Barisi Keenam, Sunday Ogba, Habib Adamu and Emma Enam.

According to the spokesman, the recent promotions are in line with one of the key drivers of the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar’s vision which is to promote and inculcate the core values of integrity, excellence and service delivery.

Credit: Nigerian Tribune

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