The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has graduated another batch of 30 officers from the Young Officers’ Course (YOC) at the Military Training Centre (MTC), NAF Base Kaduna. The YOC is a 3-month course aimed at developing the capacity of NAF officers, of the rank of flying officer, for future leadership tasks. During the YOC, the officers were groomed in subjects such as General Service Knowledge, Staff Duties, Asymmetric Warfare Principles and NAF Base Defence Concept, among others, to enhance their effectiveness and efficiency. Speaking at the graduation ceremony yesterday, 26 October 2018, the Guest of Honor, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, represented by the Air Secretary NAF Headquarters, Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Gali Abdulwahab, urged the graduating officers to utilize the newly acquired knowledge to enhance their performance in subsequent deployments. He also advised them to justify the resources invested in them by carrying out their duties diligently and professionally at all times.
Highlights of the graduation ceremony included presentation of certificates to the graduands as well as awards to those who had distinguished themselves during the Course. Among the award winners was Flying Officer OO Ilesanmi who received the CAS Award for emerging the Overall Best on the course. The Guest of Honour was assisted in making the presentations by the Air Officer Commanding Ground Training Command, AVM Idi Amin, and the Commandant MTC, Air Commodore Paul Masiyer. It is noteworthy that the current NAF leadership has continued to focus on all aspects of training, both at home and abroad, towards improving professionalism for effective, efficient and timely delivery of Air Power to meet the security needs of the nation.
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force