By Gift Samuel, The Sight News
Abuja-The Nigerian Air Force(NAF) on Sunday received the Commander of the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF), Major General Yousef Al-Hnaity, who arrived in Abuja on a week-long working visit.
The NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya in a statement, said that the visit, which is at the invitation of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, is aimed at further exploring areas of possible collaboration between the RJAF and the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
According to him; “It is recalled that Air Marshal Abubakar visited Jordan in August this year to initiate collaboration between the RJAF and the NAF.
“The visit by the CAS was fruitful, leading to a promise by the RJAF to provide necessary military assistance and training to the NAF”.
He also disclosed that while in Nigeria, the top military officer from Jordan will pay a courtesy call on the Honourable Minister of Defence, the Chief of Defence Staff and the CAS, all in Abuja. In addition, he will visit several NAF bases including the ones in Kaduna and Lagos.
Furthermore, the Jordanian military chief will interact with NAF frontline pilots in Maiduguri and Yola.
The DOPRI expressed hopes that Nigeria would greatly benefit from the visit of Major General Yousef Al-Hnaity, particularly in the area of capacity building for NAF pilots and aircraft engineers, who could train with their Jordanian colleagues.
“Besides, it is noteworthy that Jordan shares similar security challenges with Nigeria. Accordingly, the visit is also expected to facilitate the sharing of experiences that would positively impact on the global efforts to deal with terrorism” he stated.