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CAS inaugurates projects at 205 combat group, provost training centre in Plateau



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By Moses Mark

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, has inaugurated some projects at the 205 Combat Search and Rescue Group and the Air Provost Training Centre, all in Kerang, Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau.

The projects include a medical centre, administrative block and blocks of accomondation for instructors and students.

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Inaugurating the projects on Thursday, the CAS said the project was in fulfilment of his promise to enhance the welfare of its personnel.

Represented by the Air Vice Marshal Idi Amin, the Air Officer Commanding Ground Training Command of NAF, Abubakar said the project was a demonstration of the commitment of President Mohammadu Bahari toward a better living condition for personnel of the force.

The CAS further promised that the welfare of personnel and their families would continue to be his top priority.

“I have longed for this day, to see the fulfilment of the promise I made during the ground breaking ceremony of this command in 2017.

“I have focus my efforts in repositioning the NAF; under my leadership the welfare of our personnel will continue to be our priority.

“Today’s event further shows our commitment toward the fulfilment of our mandate and commitment in making the NAF one of the best in the world.

“Soon, we shall make available all facilities that will enable these two units here operate optimally in tackling the security challenges in the state and country at large,” he said
The CAS said some of the projects would benefit both personnel and their families, as well as the host community, aimed at enhancing Civil-Militray relation.

Abubakar thanked the host community and Plateau people in general, for the cordial relationship and creating a enabling environment for it’s personnel to operate.
“Let me express my profound gratitude to our host community here in Kerang, and the good people of Plateau for the support the NAF has continued to enjoy.

“Without doubt, your hospitality has made the state a home of peace to the NAF,” the CAS said.

In an address of welcome, Air Vice Marshal Charles Ohwo, the Air Officer Commanding Special Operations Command of NAF, thanked the CAS for prioritising the welfare of personnel
Represented by Air Commodore E.O. Ebiowe, the Commander, 205 Combat Search and Rescue Group, Ohwo said the facilities would go along way to ginger personnel toward ending all forms insecurity in the area.

He added that the facilities highlight the commitment of the CAS to the welfare of personnel, despite scarce resources and competing needs.

He also said that the facilities would enhance higher performance and upgrade improve delivery in the command.

“What we are witnessing today is a testament to the commitment and priority the CAS has placed on the welfare of personnel.

“The essence is to ensure higher performance and upgrade service delivery,” he said.

Three months ago, the CAS inaugurated the officer’s mess and other projects at the same command.

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