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Air Force promotes 50 Senior Officers (PLUS: List of beneficiaries)

By Mayowa Okekale, Abuja on 22/11/2017

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The Air Council on Monday approved the promotion of 50 senior officers, comprising 22 Air Commodores and 28 Group Captains, to the next higher ranks in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

 

Those elevated to the rank of Air Vice Marshal included the Director of Public Relations and Information, Headquarters NAF, Olatokunbo Adesanya; Principal Director, Air Force Research and Development Centre, Kaduna, Paul Jemitola; Senior Air Staff Officer, Tactical Air Command, Makurdi, Charles Ohwo; Director of Procurement, HQ NAF, Mohammed Yakubu; Commander 631 Aircraft Maintenance Depot, Lagos, Emmanuel Wonah; Director of Material and Systems Management, Frank Oparah; Director of Civil Military Relations, HQ NAF, Ubrufih Uzezi; Director of Air Engineering, HQ NAF Hyacinth Eze; Commander 455 Base Services Group, Kano, Abubakar Liman; Air Component Commander, OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE, Idi Lubo; Commander 151 Base Services Group, Makurdi, Samuel Babalola; and Director of Administration, HQ NAF, Nelson Calmday. Others included Air Commodores Musa Tanko, Managing Director NAF Properties Limited; Haruna Mohammed, Commandant NAF Institute of Safety, Ipetu Ijesha, Osun State; Olusegun Philip, Director of Manuals, HQ NAF; Aliyu Pani, Commander 051 Personnel Management Group, Lagos; Chinwendu Onyike, Command Logistics Officer, Tactical Air Command, Makurdi; Suleiman Mohammed, Commander 109 Combat and Rescue Group, Makurdi; Dahiru Sanda, Deputy Director Policy, Defence Headquarters, Abuja; John Ochomma, Commander 081 Pay and Accounting Group Ikeja; Idi Amin, 351 Base Services Group, Minna; and Mahmud Madi, Commander 115 Special Operations Group, Port Harcourt.

The senior officers promoted from Group Captain to Air Commodore included Abubakar Abdullahi, Abraham Adole, Adebayo Kehinde, Michael Onyebashi, Uchechi Nwagwu, Ebimobo Ebiowe, Nnaemeka Ilo, Patrick Philips, Amos Bulus, Ahmed Bakari, Anthony Ndace, Halim Adebowale, Hassan Alhaji, Alfred Shogbanmu, Idi Sani, Usman Abdullahi, Kabir Umar, Olufemi Ogunsina, Mohammed Suleiman, David Aluku, Raymond Nwankwo, Lawal Danzangi, Razaq Shittu, Babatunde Ajayi, Samuel Chinda, Paul Irumheson, Friday Ogohi and late Adanu Ochai (posthumous).

The promotions are in line with one of the key drivers of the vision of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar, which is to promote and inculcate the core values of integrity, excellence and service delivery among NAF personnel. Yearly, the NAF undertakes promotion exercise to motivate officers and men towards rededicating themselves to assigned duties and service to the nation.

Source News Express

Posted 22/11/2017 05:43:43 AM

 

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