Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Nsima Ekere, has commended the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, for improving on its combat-readiness by investing in the regular training and retraining of personnel.

Speaking at the 2011 Small Arms Range Classification Exercise of the 207 Special Mobility Group of NAF, Calabar, held at the 6 Batallion, Ibagwa, Abak, Mr. Ekere, who represented Governor Godswill Akpabio, noted with delight that in addition to regular training, NAF had keyed into the global trend of introducing sophistication to contempo-rary air warfare.

He lauded NAF for partne-ring with the state on internal security through the Joint Task Force, code-named Operation Aduma, and for educating Akwa Ibom children through the Air Force Comprehensive Secondary School, Uyo.

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