In its continued efforts at bridging the accommodation gap in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to ensure effective and efficient service delivery, another set of accommodation was yesterday commissioned at NAF Base Minna. The 10 x 1 residential block, which would accommodate Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) serving in Minna, was named after late Flight Sergeant Hassan TM, in line with the policy of the current NAF leadership to immortalise NAF personnel who paid the supreme sacrifice in the course of service to the nation. The Chief of Administration (COA), Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Lawal Alao, who represented the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, performed the commissioning. The COA stated that the idea behind the infrastructural development being witnessed in various NAF units in recent times was to improve accommodation sufficiency thereby boosting personnel welfare. AVM Alao urged the prospective occupants of the accommodation to ensure adequate care of the new facilities.
Earlier in his remarks at the occasion, the Commander 351 Base Services Group, Air Commodore Idi Amin, said that aside from the new NCOs accommodation being commissioned, the Base had in the past witnessed the commissioning of numerous projects, which included an office complex and various types of residential accommodations. He also commended the current NAF leadership for addressing the challenge of infrastructural deficiency on the NAF Base in Minna. Only a few weeks ago, the Chief of the Air Staff commissioned 18 x 2 newly built Senior Non-Commissioned Officers’ accommodation in Minna.