The wave of re-shufflement within the Armed Forces has blown to the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, as its Chief, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has approved the immediate appointment and redeployment of commanders and other senior officers.
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao has approved the immediate appointment and redeployment of new Branch Chiefs, Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) and other senior officers.
This was disclosed Thursday, 4 August, 2022, by NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, in Abuja
TheFact Daily notes that barely two days ago, Amao had directed NAF operational and air component commanders to maximize the deployment of firepower against terrorists and other criminal elements.
Air Marshal Amao underscored the need to continually seek for effective and efficient means of deploying the resources at their disposals in line with the reviewed NAF counterterrorism and counterinsurgency strategy, while also charging them to be proactive and synergize with sister services towards eliminating the threats particularly posed by terrorists in the country.
Among the newly appointed Branch Chiefs are Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Jackson Yusuf, formerly Chief of Training and Operations (CTOP) who is now the Chief of Policy and Plans (COPP), Headquarters NAF (HQ NAF), Abuja; AVM Oluwafemi Ogunmola, former Director of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, now Chief of Communications Information Systems (CCIS), HQ NAF, AVM Aliyu Bello, the former Chief of Standards and Evaluation (COSE) is now redeployed as the CTOP, HQ NAF, Abuja, while AVM Nkem Aguiyi takes over as the Chief of Air Intelligence (CAI).
Furthermore, AVM Hassan Abubakar, former AOC Logistics Command is now the Chief of Standards and Evaluation. In the same vein, the erstwhile COPP, AVM Charles Ohwo is now the Chief of Defence Transformation and Innovation, Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja; AVM Abubakar Liman, former CAI is now the Director of Space Utilization, DHQ; AVM Hycinth Eze, former Group Managing Director (GMD) NAF Holding Company, takes over as Director of Production, DHQ, AVM Musa Muktar takes over as the GMD NAF Holding Company while AVM Raimi Salami, the erstwhile CCIS is now the Director of Strategy, DHQ.
The newly appointed AOCs are AVM Precious Amadi, AOC Tactical Air Command (TAC), Makurdi, AVM Abubakar Abdulkadir, AOC Special Operations Command (SOC), Bauchi, AVM Nnamdi Ananaba, AOC Air Training Command (ATC), Kaduna while AVM Emmanuel Shobande takes over as AOC Logistics Command (LC), Lagos.
“Meanwhile, the newly appointed and redeployed senior officers are expected to assume their new offices on or before Friday, 5 August 2022”, the statement said.