The Cheif of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, on Saturday inaugurated newly constructed 200-bed girls hostels at Nigerian Air Force Comprehensive Secondary School in Kaduna.
Abubakar also inaugurated renovated two blocks of three bedroom apartments for married officers at the NAF Base.
The newly 200 capacity bed girls hostels was named after, Group Captain Jummai Musa (Rtd), a one time Commandant of the School.
The Chief of Air Staff was represented by Air Officer Commanding Air Training Command, AVM Musa Muhktar.
“In the last five years of this administration, we have continued to provide befitting accommodation and other welfare services for the wellbeing of our personnel and young Nigerians in our schools.
“This is in pursuit of one of our key drivers of human capacity development through robust and result oriented training for enhanced professional performance.
“Bearing this in mind, the two projects inaugurated is a gesture aimed at enhancing qualitative education and service delivery.
“I am optimistic that these projects if properly put to use, will greatly ameliorate the accommodation deficiencies in the school and the Base.
“This will in turn, stimulate the school’s administration to focus on their tasks of ensuring qualitative secondary education and contribute more significantly to the development of future leaders,” the COS said.
He urged officers and men to rededicate themselves in adding value to make the service more relevant and efficient in addressing the current and future security challenges in the country .
According to him, the pressure experienced on admission in recent times into NAF schools was due to the excellent performances and discipline of the students.
“Our teachers’ commitment and professional conduct has given NAF schools good name and lessons for others to emulate.
“I have no doubt that the gesture shall encourage hard work towards nation building and better tomorrow,” he said.
Abubakar said as members of the Nigerian Armed Forces, the NAF is determined to do more for the nation.
“Much as we have sacrificed, let us be propelled by the support and goodwill of all Nigerians to the Nigerian Air Force, to do more for our nation.
” Our loyalty and service to the nation must always be our motivation.
“As we inaugurate these projects, I urge you all, especially the students to make the best use of this new accommodation by having a sense of care and maintenance culture,” the Air Chief said.
He said that the service shall continue to embark on laudable projects that would ensure the comfort and betterment of personnel and students.
“This would further revitalise your professional competence and ensure quality service delivery.
“In the next few weeks, we shall reconvene here to inaugurate additional new block of seven classrooms and the newly renovated School Hall.
“I therefore urge all of you to remain disciplined and committed to your jobs and studies as that is the only way to pay the system back,” Abubakar said.
The Chief of Air Staff appreciated the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, for his unrelenting support to the Nigerian Air Force.