The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has charged personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to be innovative in the discharge of their duties. The CAS gave the charge during the combined graduation ceremony of 277 personnel of Sundry Courses at Military Training Centre, (MTC), NAF Base, Kaduna yesterday, 21 December 2018. The CAS, who was represented by the Chief of Administration NAF Headquarters, Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Kingsley Lar, while congratulating the graduands for completing the various courses, further charged them to apply the skills and knowledge acquired during the course to tackle future challenges.
The CAS also reiterated that the Service would not accept anything less than the standard already established in terms of loyalty, discipline, professionalism and performance. He therefore implored the graduands to uphold these high standards. The CAS also reminded them to remain apolitical and concentrate on their constitutional mandate of providing security of lives and properties for the citizenry. Additionally, he commended the Commandant MTC and his team for their tireless efforts and dedication to duty.
Earlier in his welcome remarks, the Commandant MTC, Air Commodore Paul Masiyer, while expressing appreciation to the CAS for his policy direction and infrastructural development in the Centre, stated that MTC runs 2 categories of sundry courses, which are basic and upgrading non-technical ground specialist courses. He noted that the courses undertaken during the period included the Initial Personnel Administrative and Management Officers Course, Air Police Special Investigation Course and Air Police Basic Course. Others are Advance Music Course, Basic Military Band Course, Basic Physical Education (PE) Course, PE Supervisory Course, Admin Upgrading Course, Military Instructors’ Course and Integrated Basic Clerical Course. Dignitaries at the graduation ceremony included the Air Officer Commanding Ground Training Commanded, AVM Idi Amin, as well as other senior officers.
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