The Nigerian Air Force has honoured two of its personnel killed in the counterinsurgency war by naming some new facilities after them.
Ebitimi Owei, a Flight Lieutenant, and Awodi Emmanuel, a Flight Sergeant, were killed on October 10 and August 25, 2015 respectively.
A statement issued by NAF spokesperson, Ayodele Famuyiwa, a Group Captain, said the facilities were provided in Makurdi and Benin City.
The newly provided facilities in Makurdi include a Bulk Fuel Installation (BFI) with 2,000,000 litres capacity, crew/briefing room for F-7Ni pilots, 12 units of 3-bedroom flats for Senior Non-Commissioned Officers, and sporting facilities for the use of NAF personnel, family members and host community.
The statement said a block of 4 units of 3-bedroom flats was also commissioned for officers serving at the 81 Air Maritime Group, Benin,” the statement said.
The Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, an Air Marshal, who was represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans, James Gbum, an Air Vice Marshal, charged the NAF personnel to reciprocate government’s commitment to their welfare by rededicating themselves to their assigned duties.