By Gift Samuel, The Sight News
Abuja-As the Nigerian Air Force(NAF) keys into the Vision of the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, personnel have shown resilience and commitment to adding value to lives and securing communities in Nigeria.
The NAF, in its effort to curb the menace of insurgency and terrorism, has also taken up the responsibility of catering for the communities they are protecting by embarking on medical outreaches, empowering the citizens and uplifting the quality of lives.
All these have been made possible due to the presence, thoughts and vision of the capable Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, a leader that has become a motivation to the entire NAF personnel in their passion and commitment to protect the nation from terrorism and other forms of criminalities.
Air Marshal, Sadique Abubakar is working assiduously to ensure that the NAF runs with the great vision, “To reposition the NAF into a highly professional and disciplined force through capacity building initiatives for effective, efficient and timely employment of air power in response to Nigeria’s national security imperatives”.
Working with the understanding that adding value is a continuous process, the CAS in a quote rightly said that, “In the race to add value to our society and secure our communities, there is NO FINISH LINE”.
He has also not relented in ensuring the implementation of the Key drivers of the vision which includes; Human capacity development through robust and result oriented training for enhanced professional performance; Robust logistics support and maintenance culture to sustain platforms and equipment serviceability; Reinforce a culture of self reliance and prudent management of resources .
Others are; Strategic partnerships with MDAs for enhanced research and development; promote and inculcate the core values of integrity, excellence and service delivery and Focus on comradeship,regimentation and inter-service cooperation
The NAF under the leadership of the CAS has made sure that personnel are trained to international standard, equipment are serviced, maintained or replaced with resource management at the forefront.
Also, the NAF has enhanced research and development and have inculcated the core values of integrity and excellence into the personnel as well as interservice cooperation.
As it is wrong for a man to have the privileges that can improve the lives of others and withhold it, the CAS in another quote duly asserted that, “Posterity will never forgive those men who possessing the exceptional privilege of being able to add value to society have taken refuge in an attitude of passivity of mute indifference and sometimes complicity against the very society they were supposed to add value to”.
The Nigerian Air Force under the leadership of the CAS Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has proven to be one that is “Willing, Able and Ready” to defend Nigeria, protect the nation from terrorism and other forms of criminalities and empower the citizens for a greater Nigeria.