The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) today (Wednesday) announced the redeployment of 76 senior officers to various positions it believes would help to shore up its operational effectiveness.
According to the service, the affected officers included 36 Air Vice Marshals and 40 Air Commodores among them Branch Chiefs, Air Officers Commanding and commandants.
In a statement, NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said the redeployment became necessary following the recent promotion of some senior officers as well as the retirement of some senior officers.
The statement reads: Branch chiefs affected by the redeployment include AVM Oladayo Amao, the former Chief of Training and Operations, who has now been appointed as the Chief of Policy and Plans while AVM James Gwani, has been appointed as the new CTOP.
“Additionally, AVM Musibau Olatunji has been appointed as the new Chief of Aircraft Engineering, while AVM Mohammed Idris has been appointed as the Chief of Administration.
“Also redeployed are AVM Abubakar Liman, the erstwhile Commandant of the Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Lagos State, who has now been appointed as Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, Kaduna State.
“Also, AVM Kingsley Lar has been appointed as the Commandant of AFRC, Oshodi, Lagos State, while AVM Abdulganiyu Olabisi, the former AOC Logistics Command is now the Commandant, Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna State.”