NAF Begins Housing Scheme For Non-Commissioned Officers

Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar
Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF has launched a post-Service Housing Scheme targeted at providing personal housing for personnel in the Non-Commissioned Officers’ cadre.

The Scheme is part of the on-going effort by the incumbent NAF administration to enhance personnel welfare and promote service delivery.

The Standing Committee on Implementation of the pioneer phase of the Scheme, known as NAF Eagle Estate Project 1, was today inaugurated in Abuja by the Chief of the Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar.

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The Project is located on a 40-hectare land at Ijah, Bwari Area of Abuja. It is composed of 905 residential houses comprising: 29 units of 3-bedroom fully-detached bungalow; 34 units of 3-bedroom semi-detached bungalow; 54 units of 3-bedroom terrace duplex; and 74 units of 2-bedroom terrace duplex.

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The Estate also has provisions for commercial activities, worship centres and recreational facilities, as well as 6.1 Km of internal road networks, portable water system, electricity and perimeter fencing.

The CAS urged the members to be transparent in the execution of its assignment, adding that the Project is intended to impact positively on operational effectiveness and efficiency in the NAF.

The 10-man standing committee is headed by Mohammed Audu-Bida, a retired Aire Vice Marshal and the Abuja Phase of the Project is projected to be completed within a period of 3 years.

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The Project is also expected to be replicated over time in other cities including Enugu, Kaduna and Lagos.

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