By KINGSLEY OMONOBI
ABUJA—The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has made some new appointments, with Air Vice Marshal S. B. Abubakar emerging as the new Air Officer Commanding, AOC, Training Command, Kaduna, while his predecessor, Air Vice Marshal I. Umar moves to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Policy and Plans.
Air Vice Marshal, AVM, T. A. Adokwu is moved to Air Force Institute of Technology as Commandant, while Air Vice Marshal H. R. Mohammed replaces him as Chief of Aircraft Engineering, Headquarters, NAF.
AVM A. I. Shehu takes charge as the new Chief of Standards and Evaluation at the Air Force Headquarters with AVM J. M. Gbum replacing him as Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence, Defence Intelligence Agency.
Air Vice Marshal A. G. Idowu is Director of Research and Development, DHQ, F. B. Nyoyoko, Director, Electronic Warfare, Defence Headquarters, DHQ; M. M. Maisaka, Director, Medical Training Operations, DHQ, while A. A. Zannah takes charge of the newly established Air Warfare Centre, Kainji.
Also, AVM B. C. Nweze moves to Nigerian Defence Academy as the Deputy Commandant, just as AVMs M. A. Mohammed and L. S. Alao were appointed as Directors of NAF Transformation and Logistics and T. V. Udoh is the new Director, Technical Services, Defence Intelligence Agency, DIA.
A statement by NAF Director of Information, Air Commodore Yusuf Anas, noted that the reorganisation also resulted in the appointment of Air Commodore J. B. Adigun as Chairman, Military Pensions Board while Air Commodore K. G. Lar becomes the Secretary, National Defence College.
Other newly appointed Directors at the NAF Headquarters include Air Commodores H. C. Ifezue, Director of Regiment, P. C. Ugwueke, Director, Provost Services, M. A. Soladoye, Director, ICT, M. R. Dabo, Director, Finance and Accounts, M. A. Muhammad, Director Legal Services, among others.