The Nigerian Air Force, NAF has graduated 25 student pilots at the 401 Flying Training School (FTS) Kaduna in efforts to aid its operational capability. It comes just two months after 18 student pilots graduated from the same school.
In a statement signed by the Director Of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya he added that it is part of the repositioning process in the NAF, in line with the vision of the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, to ensure the availability of well-trained and highly skilled manpower to combat the security challenges in the country.
Speaking during the occasion, Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Air Training Command, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Adamu Idris, disclosed that the NAF would continue to strive to meet the Nation’s security demands through robust and result oriented training for enhanced service delivery.
He congratulated the graduating pilots for their intellect; courage and determination and urged them to sustain the tempo and attitude in their subsequent flying training.
A total of 31 NAF cadets from the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna; commenced the ab-initio flying training course on 12 October 2017 with 25 successfully completing the course; one of who is a female officer, Flying Officer Chinelo Nwokoye.