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NAF decorates newly promoted senior officers


Nigerian Air Force

Honours Late Pilot Instructor, Ochai
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), yesterday, in Abuja decorated 22 Air Vice Marshals (AVMs) and 28 Air Commodores recently promoted by the NAF Council.

This was the first time such a large number of senior officers would be promoted and decorated by the service.

Also, decorated posthumously was the late Air Commodore Gabriel Ochai, who died in an air crash on August 24, 2017 in Kaduna.


A statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information said Ochaiís wife was present to receive the rank insignia on behalf of her late husband. This was done to sustain the morale of NAF personnel who fight day and night to keep the country together.

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, who decorated the senior officers alongside other dignitaries, stated that the promotion of the senior officers was premised on their past excellent performances and the resolve of the service to constantly reward excellence.

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