The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), on 20 June 2018, commissioned 2 blocks of 10 self-contained transit quarters for officers at the NAF Base, Bill Clinton Drive, Abuja. The 2 buildings, which were adequately furnished, are to accommodate commissioned officers that are serving in various NAF units in Abuja. Speaking during the commissioning ceremony, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal
Sadique Abubakar , who was represented by the Chief of Administration, Air Vice Marshal Ibrahim Yahaya, noted that the continuous construction of residential accommodation by the NAF is aimed at totally alleviating all forms of accommodation challenges which had been prevalent in the Service. He reiterated that the NAF leadership was determined at ensuring that all NAF personnel and their dependants were properly accommodated. The CAS enjoined the beneficiaries of the project to make good use of the newly constructed accommodation, noting that proper maintenance of the buildings would prolong their lifespan.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Commander 053 Headquarters, NAF Camp, Air Commodore Abubakar Yusuf, lauded the painstaking efforts of the NAF leadership aimed at attaining one hundred percent accommodation sufficiency in the Service. He noted that since the advent of the current leadership of the NAF, there has been an upsurge in infrastructural development, leading to the reduction of accommodation challenge, particularly in Abuja.
The provision of the new accommodation is part of the ongoing efforts by the current NAF leadership to enhance NAF operational effectiveness and boost service delivery by meeting the welfare needs of personnel.
Air Vice Marshal
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force