NAF Celebrates 60 Yrs Of Excellence, Forging Strategic Partnerships For Regional Security

By ZAKAA LAZARUS-Abuja.

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has mark a significant milestone as the service celebrates 60th anniversary with remarkable contributions to national security, regional stability, and aerospace innovations.

The celebration, themed “Nigerian Air Force at 60: Leveraging Strategic Partnerships in Aerospace Innovations for Regional Security,” promises to be a memorable one.

According to Air Vice Marshal Michael Ekwueme, Chairman Organizing Committee, the NAF has made tremendous progress in internal security, humanitarian assistance, peacekeeping operations, and democracy restoration in Africa. The Service has also achieved significant breakthroughs in Research and Development.

It will feature diverse activities, including medical outreaches, Juma’at prayers, and an Inter-Command Research and Development Competition. Additionally, there will be an Inter-Denominational Church Service, the unveiling of the newly licensed NAF Micro Finance Bank, and the commissioning of projects completed by the current leadership of NAF.

The highlight of the celebration will be a grand Ceremonial Parade, Aerial display, and Flying out of retired senior officers including the 37 and 38 Regular Courses on May 25, 2024 where the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is expected to be the Special Guest of Honour. In a novel approach, the NAF has partnered with Great Minds Event Management to bring in foreign exhibitors and participants, alongside local exhibitors, to showcase the capabilities of local defence companies.

This milestone celebration promises to be a fitting tribute to the NAF’s 60 years of excellence and a testament to its commitment to regional security and aerospace innovations.

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