Nigerian Air Force Opens New Schools For Girls
The Nigerian Air Force has continued to invest in the welfare of its officers and men, especially through the provision of standardised educational facilities for dependents of its personnel.Assistant Editor, Seun Akioye who was at the inauguration of two schools reports
Inside the headquarters of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Abuja, the vision statement of the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, was boldly written.
The statement reads: ”To re-position the NAF into a highly professional and disciplined force through capacity building initiatives for effective, efficient and timely employment of air power in response to Nigeria’s national security imperatives.”
On the surface, it may look like one of those well-crafted mission statements which usually end up as empty statements, but for the man who is referred to simply as “chief,” the vision is worth every weight.
One of the ways the CAS is hoping to re-write history and fulfill his vision is through education, not only of Air Force personnel-which is done through training- but also providing for the needs of the dependents of his men through the provision of world class educational facilities.
One of such is the Air Force Girls’ Comprehensive School located at the NAF, Base Abuja. The NAF was not the original initiator of the school, but the Nigerian Air Force Officers Wives Association (NAFOWA), led by Hajia Hafsat Abubakar, wife of the CAS.