Air Vice Marshal (AVM), Abraham Adole, on Friday assumed duty as the new Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Tactical Air Command (TAC) of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Makurdi.
Adole took over from AVM Idi Lubo as the 42nd AOC TAC.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that Lubo had been redeployed as the Commandant to the Armed Forces Resettlement Center, Oshodi in Lagos State.
Lubo, while welcoming Adole, expressed confidence in the ability of the new AOC to steer the ship of the Command even better than he had done.
“I believe that God has a reason for choosing you to succeed me and I have no doubt in my mind that you have all it takes to steer the ship more than what I have done.”
He pointed out that no officer in the NAF could live in isolation, stressing that it was for that reason that the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao had brought everyone together.
Lubo urged all officers to give the incoming AOC the maximum support that they gave to him to enable him succeed.
Meanwhile, Adole thanked the chief of the air staff for finding him worthy of the appointment.
He further stated that he had no doubt that the command had sound leadership in terms of operations under Lubo.
“The Command is very critical to the NAF and for it to succeed, every other supporting unit has to be effective.
“There is enormous responsibility attached to my appointment but I assure you that I will rise to the responsibility with excellence and success in mind.
“I want to see operational effectiveness in everybody.
“This command is about war fighting and everyone should imbibe that culture.
“We are warriors and that is what we are here to do. We are the teeth arm of NAF,” Adole said. (NAN)