Air Force establishes new branch, commands, redeploy officers

Nigerian Air Force

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has established two new commands and a branch as part of its restructuring efforts to enhance effective and efficient projection of Air Power.

A statement on Tuesday by the spokesman of NAF, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya said the two new Commands established are the Air Training Command (ATC) with Headquarters in Kaduna and Ground Training Command (GTC) with Headquarters in Enugu.

He said these new commands were excised from the now defunct Training Command (TC) thereby bringing the total number of Commands in the NAF to six.

He added that the ATC will be responsible for the implementation of policies on flying and air operations while the GTC will be responsible for the implementation of local ground training.

He further said the newly established Branch is known as Communications Branch.

Adesanya explained that the Branch was unbundled from the former Logistics and Communications Branch which brings the number of NAF branches to ten.

He added that the new Branch would handle all the needs of the NAF, with regards to communications, electronics, radar maintenance, Information and Space Technology.

He added: “Sequel to this development, the NAF has redeployed a total of 58 officers comprising 25 Air Vice Marshals (AVM), 20 Air Commodores, 5 Group Captains, one Wing Commander, 4 Squadron Leaders, 2 Flight Lieutenants and one Flying Officer.”