Nigeria: Air Force Announces Fundamental Shake-Up, Redeploys Senior Officers

The main shake-up is coming about one month after the contemporary Chief of Air Staff, Isiaka Amao, used to be appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Chief of Air Staff, Isiaka Amao, has accredited the redeployment of some senior officers of the Force.

Mr Amao, an air vice-marshal, also accredited the appointment of a recent spokesperson for the Force. He is Edward Gabwet, an air commodore.

Mr Gabkwet replaces Ibikunle Daramola who has been appointed as director of plans within the Air Force headquarters.

This used to be disclosed in a press liberate by Mr Daramola on Friday.

The statement also acknowledged many of Air Force’s branches nationwide were rejigged.

The shakeup is coming about one month after the appointment of Mr Amao as the contemporary air force chief.

The statement acknowledged the notify used to be geared toward “reinvigorating operational effectiveness and embellishing carrier supply.”

It also acknowledged the newly-appointed and redeployed senior officers are expected to put over their contemporary offices no longer later than March 11.

Study the fleshy statement:

NIGERIAN AIR FORCE APPOINTS NEW BRANCH CHIEFS, AIR OFFICERS COMMANDING, SPOKESPERSON, OTHERS

As portion of routine notify geared toward re-invigorating operational effectiveness and embellishing carrier supply, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has appointed contemporary Department Chiefs, Air Officers Commanding (AOCs), Commandants of Tri-Service Establishments and varied functionaries, including a recent Spokesperson.

The newly appointed Department Chiefs are Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Dahiru Sanda, who’s now the Chief of Defence Protection and Plans (CDPP), Defence Headquarters (DHQ), AVM Remigus Ekeh, erstwhile Chief of Requirements and Overview Headquarters NAF (HQ NAF), who’s now appointed Chief of Protection and Plans (COPP), HQ NAF, used AOC Mobility Uncover (MC), Yenagoa, AVM Ibukun Ojeyemi, is now appointed as the Chief of Air Intelligence (CAI), HQ NAF, while AVM Mahmud Madi has been appointed as the Air Secretary, HQ NAF.

Furthermore tormented by the contemporary appointments are AVM Mahmoud Ahmed, who’s now the Chief of Defence Transformation and Innovation (CDTI), DHQ, AVM Cletus Udeagulu is now the Chief of Conversation Knowledge Programs (CCIS), HQ NAF while AVM Isah Muhammad is appointed Chief of Administration, (COA), HQ NAF. AVM Pam Chollom has been appointed as the Chief of Logistics (CLOG), HQ NAF, while the used AOC, Air Practicing Uncover (ATC), Kaduna, AVM Musa Mukhtar has been moved to HQ NAF as the Chief of Plane Engineering (CAcE).

The immediate previous AOC, Tactical Air Uncover (TAC), Makurdi, AVM Olusegun Philip is now Chief of Requirements and Overview (COSE), HQ NAF.

Within the identical vein, the erstwhile COPP, HQ NAF, AVM Mohammed Idris has been appointed Commandant, Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Oshodi, the used Director of Plans, HQ NAF, AVM Ebenezer Alade, has been appointed Commandant, Armed Forces Uncover and Staff Faculty (AFCSC), Jaji, AVM Musibau Olatunji, erstwhile CAcE, now appointed as the Commandant Air Force Institute of Abilities (AFIT), Kaduna, while AVM Ibrahim Ali now takes over as the Commandant Air Force Battle Faculty (AFWC), Makurdi. AVM Idi Lubo, used Director of Protection, has been appointed AOC TAC, Makurdi.

AVM Jackson Yusuf is now the AOC ATC, Kaduna, AVM Aliyu Bello is now the AOC MC, Yenagoa while AVM Sunday Makinde, used Faculty Secretary, Nationwide Defence Faculty (NDC), is now the AOC, Logistics Uncover (LC), Ikeja. AVM Frank Oparah is appointed as the AOC Floor Practicing Uncover, Enugu while AVM Peter Uzezi is now the Director Celebrated, Defence Look at and Pattern Bureau, DHQ

Ancient Director of Public Family members and Knowledge (DOPRI), AVM Ibikunle Daramola has been appointed as the Director of Plans, HQ NAF. AVM Garba Abubakar is appointed as the contemporary Neighborhood Managing Director, NAF Keeping Firm, AVM Emmanuel Wonah as the Coordinator Project Implementation Monitoring Team, HQ NAF while used Commandant, AFCSC, AVM Abubakar Liman, is now the Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence, Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA).

AVM Mfon Ekpoh has been redeployed to the Nigerian Defence Academy as Deputy Commandant while AVM Emmanuel Chukwu has been appointed as the Faculty Secretary, NDC.

Furthermore, AVM Abraham Adole is appointed as the Deputy Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE (OPLD) while Air Commodore (Air Cdre) Nnamdi Ananaba, takes over as the Air Command Commander OPLD. Furthermore, Air Cdre Dauda Prayero has been appointed as the contemporary Chairman Air Expo and Global Liaison Secretariat while Air Cdre Olabode Babalola takes over as the Chief of Scientific Products and companies (CMS), HQ NAF. Air Cdre Edward Gabkwet has been appointed as the contemporary NAF Spokesperson.

The newly appointed and redeployed senior officers are expected to put over their contemporary offices no longer later than Thursday, 11 March 2021.

IBIKUNLE DARAMOLA

Air Vice Marshal

Director of Public Family members & Knowledge

5 March 2021.

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