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NAF Honours 13 Officers, Airmen



The Nigerian Air force (NAF) has honoured over 13 of its personnel with awards and letters of commendation for distinguishing themselves in both character and performance during the course of their duties.

Presenting the awards yesterday, at the headquarters, Air Taskforce Operation Lafiya Dole Maiduguri, to Flight Lieutenant Ibrahim Gambomi Goni, who emerged the best officer of the quarter, and sergeant Alhassan Musa Yusuf, the best airman 2018 respectively, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, said in order not to lose sight of the efforts and commitment of various personnel , it was decided that the award be presented quarterly, rather than yearly.

“Let me hasten to remark that it is not mandatory that a personnel be selected for these awards. That said, I wish to remind us that in the last two quarters, at luncheons like this, Group Captain S.A Eyoma, Squadron Leaders M. Yusuf and I. Jakitu, F. S. Daniel and corporal I. Ibibofori, were presented with the awards for best officers and best airmen of that quarter.

“This quarter, the award for best officer for the third quarter of 2018 goes to Flight Lieutenant I. G Goni – Alpha Jet, and Sergeant Yusuf AM –Regiment.”

Similarly, letters of commendation were presented to eleven deserving personnel who also distinguished themselves in their different area of responsibilities while serving.

Presenting the letters of commendation, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, who was represented by the commander, headquarters Air Task force operation Lafiya Dole, Air Commodore James Matti Goni , said the gesture is a way of motivating personnel to perform better.

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