The Air Force Council (AFC) approved the promotion of a total of 99 superior officers to the next highest ranks in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The senior officers affected include 13 Air Commodores (Air Cdres) that amounted to the rank of Air Vice Marshal (AVM), 35 Group Captains (Gp Capts) that rose to the rank of Air Cdre and 51 Wing Commanders (Wg Cdrs) that were promoted to the range of Gp Capt.
This was announced by the Director of Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore, Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement published on Sunday.
He said, “Those promoted to the rank of AVM include, Air Cdres Ayoola Jolasinmi, Hassan Abubakar, Jackson Yusuf, Austine Imafidor, Pius Oahimire, Dalhat Ladan, Cosmas Ozougwu, Isah Muhammad, Sunday Makinde, Abubakar Yusuf, Abubakar Adamu, Ado Inuwa and Ademola Durotoye Among those promoted from the range of Gp Capt to Air Cdre are Ahmed Idris, Olasunkanmi Abidoye, Olusola Akinboyewa, Isaac Subi, Japhet Ekwuribe, Solomon Lazarus, Ahmed Dari, Emeka Ashiegbu and Abdullahi Bello.
“Others promoted to the rank of Air Cdre include, Yuhana Katabiya, Gambo Adamu, Alheri Dakwat, Olayinka Oyesola, Adedoyin Oyenusi, Edward Gapkwet, Friday Ekpah, Luther Kamat, Joktan Chidama, Felix Uwakara, Mikail Abdulraheem and Ernest Owai. Gp Capts Glenn Nkanang, Chidiebere Obiabaka, Raphael Ojo, Mohammed Isah, Ibitoye Ajiboye, Shani Bukar, Wapkerem Maigida, Atang Sambo, Daniel Akpan, Olanrewaju Oyename, Boniface Ifeobu, Godwin Udoh, Ayodele Hanidu and Azuka were promoted. Air Cdre. ”
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Daramola said that the Chief of the Air Staff, Marshal of the Air Sadique Abubakar, on behalf of the officers, aviators, aviators and civilian personnel of the NAF, sincerely congratulates the newly promoted senior officers and urges them to see the elevation as a motivation to return to a more effective and efficient service delivery.
According to him, newly promoted senior officers will be decorated with their new ranks at a later date.