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NAF promotes four officers ahead of retirement

The Nigerian Air Power has promoted 4 of its most senior officers to the rank of Group Captains to Air Commodore because the promoted officers commenced their retirement.

The honorees had been John Opara, Okechukwu Okoye, David Ahmadu and Tahir Bin-Isah. They had been all promoted from Group Captains to Air Commodores.

Air Power Chief of Workers Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar mentioned the promotion exterior the set timeline for the train was a results of their contributions to the service and the nation.

An announcement by the company's Director of Public Relations and Data, AVM Edward Gabkwet, mentioned Abubakar recommended them for his or her dedication to the company.

Gabkwet mentioned: “4 Group Captains got particular promotion to the exalted rank of Air Commodore for his or her unparalleled dedication and loyalty to the service.

“The officers, who may also retire instantly from the NAF, had been embellished with their new ranks by the Chief of the Air Workers in full view of their households, buddies and colleagues.

“The promotion of those officers, carried out past the standard promotion timeline, demonstrated the profound contributions they’ve made to each the NAF and the nation. In his remarks throughout the occasion, the CAS recommended the officers, noting their extraordinary dedication and the numerous impression they’ve had on the NAF.”

Abubakar mentioned that regardless of the difficulties he confronted in getting promotions, Opara remained dedicated to his job.

He mentioned: “Amongst these honoured was Air Commodore John Azubuike Opara, who was recommended for his excellent efficiency as an astute public servant.

“Talking particularly about Air Commodore Opara, Air Marshal Abubakar said that regardless of earlier challenges he confronted throughout his promotion journey, his unwavering dedication and vital contributions had been recognised, reaffirming the assumption that delay isn’t denial.”

Abubakar Okoye, Ahmadu and Bin-Isah promoted unity and mutual respect amongst totally different faiths, each inside and out of doors the service.

He mentioned: “The ceremony additionally highlighted the careers of two NAF Chaplains and Imam, Air Commodores Okechukwu Godson Okoye, David Ajar Ahmadu and Tahir Bin-Isah.

“In line with the CAS, these gents had been liable for selling unity and mutual respect between totally different faiths inside and out of doors the Service, and their dedication to the emotional and religious well-being of NAF personnel was recognised as a cornerstone of NAF's ethical power.”

Abubakar assured them that their legacy can be preserved.

“As you start this new chapter of your life, know that your legacy will endure. The lives you touched and the optimistic impression you made will proceed to resonate all through our Air Power household,” he mentioned.

The CAS additionally acknowledged the invaluable help of their spouses, households and buddies, whose unwavering love, endurance and encouragement had been essential to the success of the officers' careers.

He then urged them to keep in mind that their sacrifices are acknowledged and their contributions are deeply cherished, at the same time as they transfer into retirement.

Earlier, the Chief of Administration, Air Vice Marshal Idi Sani, had famous that the 4 officers had been totally and rigorously examined and located worthy of promotion as full-fledged Air Commodores by the Air Power Council, each in character and professionalism.

Sani then indicated that the dedication and contributions of the promoted officers to the NAF and the nation had been cited as essential components for his or her promotion.

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