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Nigerian Air Force Redeploys Senior Officers
The Nigerian Air Force has redeployed 12 senior officers comprising of 10 Air Vice Marshals, AVMs and two Air Commodores.
In a statement issued on Thursday by spokesperson for the Air Force, Ayodele Famuyiwa, a Group Captain, the postings were a routine exercise aimed at improving the efficiency of the Air Force.
“The redeployment, as a routine exercise, is aimed at ensuring that the NAF is effectively manned for operational efficiency and effectiveness in line with the vision of the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar,” the statement read.
The affected officers are AVM Auwal Muhammed, to serve as Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command, AOC TAC, Makurdi; AVM Emmanuel Agwungwu, Air Officer Commanding Mobility Command, AOC MC, Yenagoa; AVM Nurudeen Balogun, who is now Air Officer Commanding Training Command, AOC TC, Kaduna; and AVM Sani Ahmed, Air Officer Commanding Logistics Command, AOC LC, Lagos.
AVM Wakili Ahmed will serve as Director of Policy, Nigerian Air Force Headquarters; AVM Uko Ebong as College Secretary, National Defence College, Abuja; AVM Emmanuel Akogu as Commandant Air War College, Makurdi; and AVM Benjamin Nweze as Director of Electronic Warfare, Defence Headquarters, DHQ.
Other AVMs affected by the redeployment are Olusoji Amomodu appointed Director of Plans, HQ NAF, and Isiaka Amao, now Director of Operations, HQ NAF.
The two Air Commodores are Dahiru Sanda, appointed as Deputy Director Transformation, DHQ), and Ibrahim Lawal, who is to serve as Commander 339 Base Services Group, Kano.