The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Saturday, held its 2019 Third Quarter Route March Exercise for personnel serving in Abuja.
The Exercise which was led by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Air Vice Marshal Napoleon Bali, who represented the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, is aimed at ensuring the physical and mental fitness of NAF personnel for the effective performance of their various duties towards fulfilling constitutional roles of the Service.
Speaking at the end of the Exercise, the representative of the CAS commended personnel for demonstrating high level of physical fitness, stating that officers and men of the NAF have proved beyond all reasonable doubt that they are willing, able and ready to serve the nation and defend its territorial integrity.
According to him, a soldier that is not fit cannot perform satisfactorily, especially during emergencies.
He urged the personnel to sustain the military culture of regular exercise in order to maintain their personal physical fitness to enable them carry out assigned tasks and perform their jobs more effectively and efficiently.
National Youth Service Corps members serving with the NAF as well as journalists also participated in the 10km march, which kicked-off from Mogadishu Military Cantonment to Niger Barracks and back. Similar Route March Exercises were also held in NAF Commands and Units across the Country.