Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has inaugurated a Non Commissioned Officers (NCO) accommodation complex for the 211 quick response group of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
The CAS represented by Air Officer Commanding Special Operations Command, Air Vice Marshal Charles Ohwo, inaugurated the 18-room block in Ngor-okpala Local Government Area of Imo on Tuesday.
Abubakar said the complex was a demonstration of NAF’s resolve to achieve the principal objectives and tasks of the 211 quick response group.
He also said that decent living conditions were imperative to aid officers in the discharge of their constitutional duties.
He also thanked Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo, for creating the enabling environment for the operational activities of the NAF in the state while assuring the governor of continued synergy for the overall interest of Imo citizens.
“I have no doubt that the 211 quick response group has contributed a lot in the fight against various forms of criminality bedevilling the state.
“I must thank president Buhari for his unalloyed support in equipping the NAF and I pledge our continued commitment to the discharge of our constitutional responsibilities.
“I also thank Gov Uzodinma and the good people of Imo for the good working environment . I urge the residents to remain law abiding and assure you of improved security of lives and property,” he said.
Earlier in a welcome address, the commander, 211 Quick Response group, Owerri, Grp. Capt. Elisha Bindul, said provision of the complex was part of efforts to enhance the collective operational capacity of the NAF in Imo.
He thanked the CAS for his support which he described as “quintessential” in containing incidences of insecurity.
He however, assured the government and people of the state of NAF’s commitment to the welfare of its personnel saddled with the responsibility of combating criminality in Imo and the southeast at large.
“It is imperative to note that decent accommodation is necessary for improved output and we thank you sir for your quintessential support.
“It is indicative of the bold efforts of the NAF to expand and cater for the welfare of its personnel.
” The accommodation will motivate the personnel to put in their best for the enhancement of our operational capacity and for the attainment of the Nigerian air force objective.
” I assure you of our commitment to provision of support to the civil authorities in the fight against criminality in Imo and the southeast at large,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event was witnessed by the Commander, 34 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Obinze, Owerri, Brig. Gen. Yusuf Tukura and some management staff of the Sam Mbakwe Airport.