Chief of air staff Amao assumes office

Chief of Air Staff Oladayo Amao

The new chief of air staff Air Vice-Marshal Oladayo Amao has taken over the mantle of leadership of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in a colourful handing-over ceremony by his predecessor Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar on Friday in Abuja.

Abubakar decorated his successor with the medal of office in line with the NAF tradition.

While handing over the mantle of leadership, Abubakar recalled his successes.

“In 2015, we set out to reposition NAF into a highly professional and disciplined force and we clearly defined how we intended to do that through capacity building initiatives.

“I am very excited that we have not only restructured the service substantially, we have also embarked on massive air operations in different parts of the country, especially in the North-East,” he said.

Abubakar urged his successor to ensure he consolidated on the achievement of his administration by taking the NAF to greater heights.

Meanwhile, Amao expressed appreciation to God for the gift of life and the privilege to be appointed the 21st air chief.