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2019: Nigerian Air Force to assist INEC in transportation of election materials, other logistics


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, says the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, is ready to support Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, with logistics for 2019 general elections.

Mr Abubakar, who disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja, during his conference with NAF field commanders, said that the support to the commission would be in transportation of election materials across the country.

He, however, said that it would render such assistance if INEC requested for it.

The air chief cautioned the officers not to be dragged into partisan politics as the general elections approached.

”I want to draw your attention to the 2019 election coming up; while we have the right to vote, be careful not to be drawn into politics,” he said.

 He advised the commanders to remain focused on the discharge of constitutionally-assigned tasks of the Force.

“We must restrict ourselves to the discharge of our constitutionally assignment,” Mr Abubakar said, and assured that NAF would continue to operate in lines with its mandate.

He said that NAF would also continue to work towards ensuring that the sovereignty of Nigeria was not undermined by any group or individuals.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the conference was intended to provide channel of feedback from the various NAF units so as to further enhance its operational efficiency and service.


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