Nigerian Airforce will continue to train personnel to meet global trends – CAS



The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, has restated commitment towards training the Air Force (NAF) personnel to meet global trends.

Abubakar stated on Thursday at a workshop on transformational leadership in Nursing for head nurses of health facilities in the NAF and at NAF’s School of Sciences and Aviation Medicine in Kaduna.

Abubakar was represented by the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Air Training Command of the NAF, AVM Musa Mukthar.

He said the training of personnel to meet global trends was part of the desire of the current NAF leadership to reposition the service into a highly professional and disciplined force.

“The Air Force, being a highly technical service, requires skilled able personnel with sound mind and good health to operate, maintain and its array of and equipment for optimum exploitation,” he said.

According to Abubakar, in achieving the objectives of repositioning NAF, the specialty is key to ensuring personnel maintain healthy lifestyles to enable them carry out assigned tasks in fulfillment of the constitutional roles.

“Training and re-training of personnel across all specialties is vital towards the attainment of organisational objectives.

“With the current trend of globalisation occasioned by modern technology, NAF has made a paradigm shift towards its in view of numerous transformations occurring in various fields, including the .”

He said medical personnel, especially Nurses, training and re-training to meet up with modern medical trends which relates to handling of patients.

Abubakar further stated the global trend being experienced would require leaders who would think outside the box to proffer solutions to some of the challengse.

Abubakar stressed the need for members of the Armed Forces to continue to the Federal Government in its policy thrust towards improving the economic, social and political development of the country.

can only be achieved by improving and transforming our leadership styles at all levels; the workshop
organised today is geared towards ensuring you acquire the requisite knowledge and skills as Nurses.”

He implored participants to exhibit high of discipline, proficiency, hard work, loyalty, patience and perseverance while placing service before self which forms the core values of NAF.

He thanked the Kaduna State Ministry of Health and the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria for their and cooperation towards the improvement of nursing services and education in the NAF.

Earlier, commandant of the NAF School of Medical Sciences and Aviation Medicine, Air Commodore Glenn Nkanang, had said that a total of 65 participants reported for the programme.

He added that in the past few years, a lot had been achieved towards the full takeoff of the school which made the
Midwifery Council of Nigeria to grant provisional accreditation to it.

He thanked the CAS for establishing the school and the conduct of the programme, noting that he had
showed enormous interest on the school and had taken giant strides towards ensuring its success.

He also thanked the CAS for the of accreditation fees to some regulatory bodies and renovation of temporary site for the takeoff of the College Medical Sciences for the schools. (NAN)