The Nigerian Air Force said it is determined to ensure adequate welfare for its troops and their families, through the provision of decent and comfortable accommodation for them to enhance service delivery and professional performance.
These comment from the force came as it commissioned 2 newly renovated blocks of 30 x 2-bedroom flats for Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs) at the NAF Base Kaduna.
A statement from the NAF spokesman Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said the commissioning, which was performed by the Air Officer Commanding Air Training Command (AOC ATC), Air Vice Marshal Musa Mukhtar, on behalf of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, lends credence to the efforts of the current NAF leadership in bridging the accommodation gap in the NAF since 2015.
He said the level of infrastructural development in the Service in the last 4 and a half years, which include residential accommodation, messes, recreational facilities, schools and hospitals, amongst others, has been unprecedented.
Aside the construction of new residential buildings to accommodate the large number of newly recruited personnel into the Service, the NAF has also taken steps to ensure that existing structures and dilapidated buildings in units across the Country were either remodeled or renovated for both aesthetic quality and enhanced functionality.
The infrastructural renewal is aimed at boosting the morale of NAF personnel, who continually devote their lives to safeguarding the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Nation and sometimes pay the supreme price. With today’s commissioning, the NAF is steadily moving further towards total accommodation sufficiency.