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Air Force Now Repair Aircraft Locally-Baden


The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Ales Badeh says the Nigerian Air-Force has begun the repair of aero­planes in its facilities across the coun­try.

Badeh disclosed this to newsmen yesterday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, shortly after com­missioning a block of 32 flats built for lowest cadre of the Nigerian Air Force personal, at the 97 Special Op­erations Group (SOG) base of Force in Port Harcourt.

He said the Force achieved the feat through its research and development programme, which was carried out in collaboration with some notable Ni­gerian universities, and appealed to Nigerians to patronise them.

The Chief of Air Staff said; "We are embarking on research and develop­ment in conjunction with some nota­ble universities in Nigeria. We now fix aeroplanes locally, even here in Port Harcourt. Nigerians don't need to spend their money on repairs over­seas anymore. At least, the money will go into the coffers of the Nigeri­an government."

Badeh disclosed that the provision of comfortable accommodation for of­ficers and men of the Nigerian Air Force would motivate them and make them to be dedicated to their duties. . Earlier in his address, the Com­mander, Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Elam Nzokala, com­mended Badeh for fulfiling his prom­ise of providing a comfortable accommodation for the lowest cadre of personel of the Force.

v  Anayo Onukwugha, Port Harcourt

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