By Gift Samuel
Abuja-In a bid to preserve the memories of NAF fallen heroes and heroines, the Chief of Air Staff,Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has honoured another set of gallant NAF officers who lost their lives in the course of servicing the Nation.
The NAF while commissioning two new residential quarters for its officers in Abuja on Thursday, named the buildings after the fallen heroes, Squadron Leader Benjamin Ado and Flying Officer Ayuba Layelmenson who lost their lives on 6 May 2013 in an air crash involving the NAF Alpha jet combat aircraft near Niamey, Niger Republic.
According to the CAS, “The two blocks we are commissioning today have been appropriately named after 2 of our gallant officers who died while on active duty in 2013 during the Africa Led International Support Mission to Mali.”
He further disclosed that immortalizing the two pilots was in consonance with the administration’s efforts at preserving the memories of NAF fallen heroes and heroines.
Air Marshal Abubakar used the occasion to thank the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari for the constant support given to the NAF.
He further pledged the unalloyed commitment of NAF officers and men towards sustaining Nigeria’s democracy and presented keys to the beneficiaries of the newly built quarters immediately after the commissioning ceremony.
The newly commissioned building is in continuation of the current NAF leadership’s resolve to enhance the living condition and welfare of its officers and men.