Chief of Air Staff, CAS, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has warned commanders and unit heads of the Nigerian Air Force, NAF to respect their professional code of conduct or be ready to face necessary sanctions.
Abubakar issued the directive in Abuja yesterday at the close of a two-day seminar on the imperative for maintaining standards in the air force.
The sit chief stressed that a professional force will respect the rights of the citizens whether in counter terrorism operations or where ever they find themselves.
He said, “The seminar has given you an insight into what we are expecting, what we hope now is that when we go back to your units you will try to function as effectively and efficiently as possible.”
Abubakar further said, “Our vision is about repositioning the Nigerian Air Force to become a highly professional and disciplined air force, through capacity building initiatives for efficient and effective employment of air power in response to our national security challenges.
“The key words in this vision is about professionalism, it’s about having a disciplined professional force, a professional force that will act within the provisions of the law, a professional force that will protect the rights of citizens, a professional force that will do what is expected of it in dealing with our security challenges, whether it is in the north east or in other parts of the country,” he added.
Abubakar charged, “We must go back to our ethics as military personnel, a professional force will deal with disciplinary issues promptly, a professional force will have the knowledge and skills required to function effectively and efficiently, especially in the face of the current economic realities.”

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