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NAF urged to collaborate with tech institutions

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attends Nigerian Air Force Day at the NAF Base in Enugu State. Photo: State House  

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Nigerian Air Force, NAF to collaborate with technological-innovative institutions, industries and individuals to improve on its platforms. 

He gave the charge at the ceremonial parade and aerial display marking the 59th Anniversary Celebration of Nigerian Air Force Day 2023 in Enugu on Saturday. 

The President represented by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo urged NAF to increase its local capacity building through practical and purposeful collaboration and partnership to counter contemporary and emerging security challenges. 

He charged the Nigerian Air Force to strive to expand its collaboration beyond the military.  

He said that within the last four years and running; his administration has committed substantial national resources to enhance the overall capabilities of the Armed Forces especially the Nigerian Air Force.  

President Buhari said that NAF had proved its mettle since the years of its establishment both local and international, adding that he was impressed by the parade and aerial displays put up by the Nigerian Air Force. 


The President also inducted some new platforms of Nigerian Air Force, which included: DA-62, Special Mission Aircraft and Wing Loong II, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. 

The event was attended by Enugu State Governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor; the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao and representative of Chief of Navy Staff. 

Reporting by Christian Nwangene; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu