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Lagos to witness intensive aerial surveillance, Air Force says


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 Nigerian Air Force, NAF, on Monday said it would intensify aerial operations within Lagos State to better secure the area.

The incoming Air Officer Commanding, AOC, Logistics Command, Nnamdi Eke, said this after he took over the mantle of leadership of the command in Lagos.

Mr Eke, Air Vice Marshal, took over from Air Vice Marshal Ibrahim Yahaya, who has been posted to the NAF headquarters as the Chief of Administration.

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In a brief ceremony at the command, Mr Yahaya handed over the command’s flag to the new AOC after signing the handing over and taking over notes.

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The new AOC said efforts were ongoing by NAF to deploy additional platforms to the command to further secure the areas.

“You will recall that just recently, the Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin, was here to inaugurate one of Air Force’s platforms, an helicopter.

“These are parts of the efforts the force is making to ensure that security issues are taken care of.

“So the Air Force is coming with additional platforms to ensure that we put in more efforts in areas of security,” he said.

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He urged officers and men of the command to accord him the cooperation received by his predecessor, promising that he would do his best to elevate the command higher.

Earlier in his remark, the outgoing AOC said he met enormous challenges on assumption of office, which included accommodation problems and deteriorating barrack infrastructure.

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“This situation was overwhelming but the marvelous cooperation I enjoyed from my commanders and continuous support from the headquarters helped us to record remarkable achievement,’’ he said.

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