Nigerian Air Force Honours Fallen Heroes, Names Block After Corporal Omaka

Nigerian Air Force Honours Fallen Heroes, Names Block After Corporal Omaka

By Ima Matthew | Sub Editor on June 4, 2017
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Air Vice Marshal Lawal Alao at the naming of the building after the late Corporal WI Omaka, a fallen hero.

Sadique Abubakar, the chief of air staff of Nigeria, over the weekend reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, towards the welfare of the families of deceased personnel as he honoured Corporal Omaka, a fallen hero.

Air Marshall Abubakar gave this assurance while commissioning a new block of 12 by one-bedroom flats for airmen and airwomen at NAF Base, Abuja. The new building was named after late Corporal W. I. Omaka.

According to an e-mailed statement to The Trent on Sunday, June 4, 2017 signed by the newly appointed spokesperson for the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore, Olatokunbo Adesanya, the chief of air staff, who was represented by the chief of administration, Air Vice Marshal Lawal Alao, said that the naming of the building after the late Corporal WI Omaka was to honour the late airman who died  in 2016 while on Internal Security operations in Minna, Niger State.

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The Nigerian Air Force building named after Corporal W. I. Omaka, a fallen hero

He added that the NAF would continue to remember and support families of fallen heroes to serve as a morale booster to other personnel.

It is recalled that the NAF, under its current leadership, has witnessed the commissioning of several residential accommodation blocks across its bases all over the country.

According to the director of administration, Air Commodore Nelson Calmday, accommodation sufficiency in the NAF has improved from “45 per cent as at 2015 to over 63 per cent at the moment”.

Meanwhile, the commander of 053 NAF Camp Abuja, Air Commodore Garba Yusuf, used the opportunity to express appreciation to the CAS for the provision of additional residential accommodation for NAF personnel within Abuja.

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