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Update on Air Council Meeting: Defence Minister directs CAS to join COAS in North East to coordinate Air Operations aganst Boko Haram/Banditry

The Air Council under the Chairmanship of the Hon. Minister of Defence sat on Tuesday and deliberated on general issues concerning the Nigerian Air Force especially its operational roles in support of various operations across the country and welfare of its personnel.

Among other things, the Council directed the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar to join the Chief of Army Staff in the North East to coordinate Nigerian Air Force operations.

Similarly, the Chief of the Air Staff was also directed to reorganise air operations in support of operations LAFIYA DOLE in the North East and SHARAN DAJI in Zamfara State.

The Air Council also approved promotion of well deserved senior Air Force officers to their next higher ranks.

Signed
Tukur Gusau
Colonel
Public Relations officer to
The Hon. Minister of Defence
4 December 2018

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