The Air Force Is Training Officers For Election Duties

The commander-in-chief of the air staff said that officers will be trained for the election.

Amao said the training would be held for officers deployed for election duties.

He spoke with branch chiefs air officers commanding commandants and unit commanders during his meeting with the commanding officers.

He said Air Commodore Wap Maigida made the statement in a statement.

Amao urged his men to remain apolitical before and after the elections.

Amao said Nigerian air force personnel should remain apolitical as Nigerians prepare to go to the polls.

Amao urged the commanders to sensitise NAF personnel on the code of conduct for the armed forces of Nigeria during elections while also reminding them to be a political party.

He added that the NAF will commence what he described as a realistic pre-induction training in all its units for personnel that would be deployed for election support duties.

He charged NAF Commanders to synergise with other security agencies within their Areas of Responsibility towards organising joint inter-agency training to enhance the capacity of law-enforcement agencies in discharging their respective roles during the elections.

“NAF personnel are expected to work in synergy with other security agencies within their respective Areas of Responsibilities to ensure peaceful conduct of the forthcoming general elections,” he said.

The CAS highlighted that part of NAF’s responsibilities to provide aid to civil authority includes assisting the Independent National Electoral Commission to airlift election materials to various parts of the country.

Amao also charged field Commanders in various theatres of operation across the country to sustain the tempo of operations and onslaught against terrorists. According to him, going by recent happenings in the country, it has become imperative for officers to avoid any actions or utterances that could tarnish the image of the Service.

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