BY DEMOLA AKINYEMI
ILORIN-The Nigeria Air force has expressed its readiness for the movements of election materials to all designated centers across the country, and that it is prepared to tackle headlong any challenges that might arise in the course of the national assignment.
Air Officer Commanding, Mobility Command, Air Vice Marshal Bassey Nyoyoko said this in Ilorin wednesday during his official visit to the Ilorin Unit Mobility Command to confirm the state of the logistics and the officers ahead of next month’s election.
Nyoyoko who assumed duties about a week ago is in charge of Nine Mobility Commands covering Lagos, Calabar Minna, Ilorin, Warri, and Yenagoa among others.
’I have come because of the elections that is fast approaching.i have covered five units so far, and i can tell you that the Nigeria Air Force is ready for the election.I have come to see for myself the logistics on the ground here and ensure that the officers are configured for the assignment.And based on what i have seen here, i am satisfied ‘’He said.
While addressing the officers in Ilorin, Nyoyoko urged them to be security conscious more than ever before because Nigerians are looking up to them for a bail out from the current security challenges the country is facing.
He also charged them to delete their pictures from the Face Book social media because it undermines their security obligations to themselves and the civilians they are protecting.
‘’For those of you who put your picture in Face Book, go and remove it because it is not securitywise.It undermines your security responsibilities to yourself and the country.These days you have to be more security conscious and take all the needed precautions’’he said.
Nyoyoko further directed the officers to stay away from politics,because they are supposed to be apolitical.’’If you want to go and vote you can go but not in uniform.Again, i warn you, no one is allowed to be involved in politics,i think you know this’’he stressed.
He also urged them never to be involved in any act or conduct that could bring disrepute to the Nigeria Aiforce, stressing that they must be disciplined and be professional at all times.