Nigerian Air Force re-assigns 11 AVMs, 20 Air Commodores, 55 Group Captains
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Nigerian Air Force re-assigns 11 AVMs, 20 Air Commodores, 55 Group Captains

Abuja : Nigeria | Mar 03, 2011 at 2:03 PM PST
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The Nigerian Air Force, NAF has carried out a major reshuffling in its chain of command with the postings and appointments of new Air Officers Commanding and Air Officers in charge to reflect its four-field command structure.

With the reorganization, 11 Air Vice Marshals, 20 Air Commodores, 55 Group Captains were affected in the shake up.

Some of the affected staff includes Air Vice Marshal Ibrahim Salihu, formerly the Air Officer Inspections, now Air Officer Commanding Training Command, Kaduna; Air Vice Marshal Chimefulam Oyeamobi who has been moved from Defence Headquarters (HQ) to NAF HQ as Chief of Standards and Evaluation.

Equally, Air Vice Marshal John Olusola Oshoniyi, formerly Air Officer Logistics moves to Kaduna as Commandant Air Force Institute of Technology; Air Vice Marshal Ishaq Balogun is now the new Air Officer in charge Logistics at NAF HQ; while Air Vice Marshal Isiaku Umar, formerly the SASO at Tactical Air Command, Markudi is now the Director of Operations at NAF HQ.

Air Vice Marshal Dickson Dilimono, formerly Director of Operations at NAF HQ moves to Defence Headquarters as Director of Operations; Air Vice Marshal Moses Akinsanmi, formerly Director of Operations, Defence Headquarters is now Managing Director, Air Force Post Service Housing Scheme; Air Vice Marshal Monday Morgan is Director of Electronic Warfare at DHQ.

In addition, Air Vice Marshal Christian Chukwu, formerly Commander 303 Flying Training School moves to Training Command as Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO); Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Iya is now the new SASO, Tactical Air Command; Air Vice Marshal Olufemi Idowu is the Director Personnel Services at DHQ and Air Vice- Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the SASO at Mobility Command.

A few of the reposted Air Commodores include, A. A. Zanna, Commander, Special Operations Group, Port Harcourt; D. A. Akpofure, Commander 330 NAF Station, Jos; L. T. Dambaki, Commander, 303 Flying Training School, Kano. M. A. Soladoye, Commander 335 Base Services Group, Kaduna and A. M. Njidda, Commander Aeromedical Centre, Kaduna.

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