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Air Force redeploys 116 of its senior officers

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday released new postings and appointments which affected 116 of its senior officers, according to the NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Yusuf Anas.

Anas said the new appointments affected four Air Officers Commanding, four Branch Chiefs at the NAF Headquarters, Commandants of Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, and the Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Oshodi.

The new Air Officers Commanding are Air Vice Marshal Umar Omeiza (Tactical Air Command, Makurdi); Air Vice Marshal Samuel Abosede (Mobility Command, Yenagoa); Air Vice Marshal Salihu Bala-Ribah (Training Command, Kaduna) and Air Vice Marshal Mike Iloenyosi (Logistics Command, Lagos).

The new leadership at the NAF Headquarters includes Air Vice Marshal James Gbum (Chief of Policy and Plans), Air Vice Marshal Tayo Oguntoyinbo (Chief of Training and Operations); Air Vice Marshal Christian Chukwu (Chief of Administration); Air Commodore Isaac Odunayo (Acting Chief of Aircraft Engineering); Air Vice Marshal Abba Zannah (Air Secretary), Air Vice Marshal Monday Morgan (Commandant, Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Oshodi) and Air Vice Marshal John Ifemeje (Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji), and Air Vice Marshal Alkali Mamu, Group Managing Director Nigerian Air Force Holding Company.

The redeployments, which were approved by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, takes immediate effect and is as a result of the “the recent change in the NAF leadership'.

Following the appointment of Air Marshal Amosu as Chief of Air Staff, about nine officers who were senior to him had to disengage from service.

Pana 07/02/2014