The Nigerian Air Force has assured Nigerians of its commitment in ensuring peace, unity and stability in Nigeria.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadiq Abubakar, gave the assurance, adding that the force would do everything within its power to ensure the goal is achieved.
Meanwhile, the NAF boss has directed personnel of the service to judiciously engage in physical training exercises, because that is the only way the officers can combat the security challenges the country faces.
Abubakar, who gave the charge when he led officers and personnel on the NAF, for 2018, first quarter route march exercise, said “It’s not good enough to have a sound mind in our environment today, you must have a sound body as well.
“A body that will accommodate that mind and therefore can stand the complex nature of some of the challenges facing us. “So this exercise gives us an opportunity to evaluate how sound that body is.
“You will agree with me that what we display this morning clearly shows we have a sound body. He said the exercise was an opportunity for the authorities to evaluate the physical fitness of personnel.”
Abubakar urged the officers not be distracted by the campaign of calumny which he said has negative effects on the growth and development of Nigeria.
He added that they should not to be part of those trying to destabilize the nation.
“Our personnel should not be distracted by what is happening in the country when all-sorts of campaigns that are not too useful in my opinion are going on.
“Our role is clearly defined; therefore, we must remain focused on that as provided for in the constitution of the country, which is to ensure the unity, stability and territorial integrity of the nation.
Source: Naija News