Thursday, 14 August 2014

Massive Shake-Up, Redeployment In The Nigerian Air Force

THE Nigerian Air Force has effected a massive shake up and redeployment of some of its senior officers.

In the shake-up, some of the air officers exchanged commands with their colleagues.

Amongst them are  Air Vice Marshal MC Ilonyosi, former Air Officer Commanding Logistics Command is the new Air Officer Commanding Tactical Command, while his predecessor, Air Vice Marshal U.A. Omeiza moves to Mobility Command as the Air Officer Commanding, Air Vice Marshal O.T. Oguntoyinbo takes charge as the new Air Officer Commanding Logistics Command, while Air Vice Marshal A.O. Odunlade takes charge as the Chief of Training and Operations at the headquarters, Nigerian Air Force.

In a statement signed by the Air Force Director of Public Relations, Air Commodore D.J. Alonge, Air Vice Marshal I. Umar is the new Chief of Aircraft Engineering, headquarters, Nigerian Air Force, while Air Vice Marshal E.N. Nzokala moves to Air Warfare Centre as the Commandant. Air Vice Marshals EC Akogu, S.A. Dambo and T.L. Danbaki are posted as Senior Air Staff Officers at Mobility Command, Tactical Air Command and Training Command, while Air Vice Marshal M.A. Muhhammed is the chairman of Air Exposition/International and Liaison.

Also affected are Air Vice Marshals E.E. Agwungu, R.A. Ojuawo and S.I. Onuh take charge of Directorates of Policy, Operations and Nigerian Air Force Transformation, while Air Commodore J.B. Adigun is the Chief of Accounts and Budget, Air Commodore J.N. Igboneme is the new Commander 33 Logistics Group.

Other newly appointed directors at the Air Force Headquarters include Air Commodore E.A. Johnson, C.O. Usoh, N.A. Kolofo, S Naiya, S.O. Akpassa and E.O. Akinbayo, who are to take charge of Directorates of Air Traffic Service, Production, Materials and System Management, Education, Plans and Administration.

The posting also includes Air Commodore I. Bukar is the new Hanger Director Aeronautical Technical Service Limited, while Air Commodore O.O. Akinsanya is the Air Provost Marshal.

Some of the newly appointed commanders include Air Commodore H.E.O. Eze, Commander 401 Aircraft Maintenance Depot, Air Commodore A.M. Sadique, Commander 407 Equipment Supply Depot, Air Commodore L.U. Mshelia, Commander Quick Response Force, Air Commodore E.F. Golit, Commander 335 Base Services Group and Group, Captain M.C. Nnaji, Commander 403 Electronics Maintenance Depot.

According to force spokesperson, the posting and appointments which were approved by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu are with immediate effect in line with the transformation agenda of the present administration.

Tribune Newspaper