FG constructs aircraft hangar, shelters in Katsina Airport
The Chief of Air Staff, CAS, Air Marshal S. B Abubakar, disclosed that the planned construction of an aircraft hangar for the NAF at the Umar Musa Yar’adua Airport Katsina, through direct labour, would soon commence.
The CAS made this known on 1st August 2020, during the luncheon organized by the NAF to celebrate the Eid-El-Kabir with frontline troops in Katsina.
He noted that the emplacement of the hangar would add value to efforts at enhancing aircraft serviceability by providing shelter for the aircraft and maintenance personnel from the harsh weather conditions.
The CAS equally revealed that some of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) being procured for the NAF would be stationed in Katsina and Gusau, to cover the North West, and Gombe for the North East.
He stated that steps were also being taken to improve the development and employment of NAF Special Forces in order to keep them motivated to remain the excellent lethal force they had become.
Air Marshal Abubakar also tasked Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel of the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI not to relent in their efforts but to press on until acts of banditry, kidnapping and other forms of criminality are brought to an end.
He charged the personnel to maintain control of the operational space and exploit every intelligence resource.