AVM Gwani represented the Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, at the ceremony.
“In this light, let me acknowledge the contributions of the Ground Training Command and Training Team for the great jobs that they are doing.
He said NAF would continue to build sustainable and functional Air Force that would be highly responsive to the nation’s security challenges.
“We have continued to invest in capacity building aimed at generating combat forces capable of securing their bases against all forms of hostile elements.
“The desire to make NAF the best in the sub-region necessitates new platforms, equipment and specialised training to support Federal Government’s policies.
Earlier, Wing Cdr. Kehinde Akinyosade, Commander (Training), said 503 personnel were nominated for the training out of which 165 were certified fit after screening.
Of the 165 who were certified fit, 18 withdrew, leaving Friday’s 147 graduates to complete the Special Forces Course 8/2021.
“Forty were nominated for the ICO Course 1/2021; one personnel was screened out for medical reasons leaving the 39 who graduated on Friday,’’ he said.
Akinyosade added that personnel for the SF course were five officers and 141 Airmen/Airwomen, while the ICO course graduates were 35 males and four females. (NAN)