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Nigerian Air Force appoints new AOCs in shake up

By Kingsley Omonobi
Abuja – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has redeployed 12 officers of Air Rank comprising 10 Air Vice Marshals (AVM) and 2 Air Commodores (Air Cdre), with the appointment of new Air Officers Commanding NAF Command.

Those affected by the new deployment include AVMs Auwal Muhammed as Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command (AOC TAC) Makurdi; Emmanuel Agwungwu as Air Officer Commanding Mobility Command (AOC MC) Yenagoa; Nurudeen Balogun as Air Officer Commanding Training Command (AOC TC) Kaduna, and Sani Ahmed as Air Officer Commanding Logistics Command (AOC LC), Lagos.

Others include AVMs Wakili Ahmed as Director of Policy, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force; Uko Ebong as College Secretary, National Defence College, Abuja; Emmanuel Akogu as Commandant Air War College, Makurdi; and Benjamin Nweze as Director of Electronic Warfare, Defence Headquarters (DHQ).

A statement signed by Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, Director, Airforce Public Relations said “Other AVMs affected by the redeployment are AVMs Olusoji Amomodu appointed Director of Plans (HQ NAF) and Isiaka Amao as Director of Operations (HQ NAF).

The 2 Air Commodores are Dahiru Sanda appointed Deputy Director Transformation (DHQ) and Ibrahim Lawal appointed Commander 339 Base Services Group, Kano.

The redeployment, as a routine exercise, is aimed at ensuring that the NAF is effectively manned for operational efficiency and effectiveness in line with the vision of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar.


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