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Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by naptu2: 5:57pm On May 25

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Stanley Nkwocha @stanleynkwocha_

Nigerian Air Force officers saluted Vice President Kashim Shettima, who was riding in a vehicle at the parade ground in Kaduna, as part of activities marking the Nigerian Air Force's 60th anniversary. The Vice President is representing President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the event.

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NAF 60th Anniversary: FG’II invest more in state-of-the-art aircrafts, priotize security – Tinubu

By Ibrahim Hassan-Wuyo, Kaduna
May 25, 2024


President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reiterated his administration’s resolve to prioritise issues of security and welfare of the Armed Forces, insisting that his government would invest more in state-of-the-art aircraft and equipment to combat insecurity in Nigeria.

Speaking at the ceremonial parade in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in Kaduna on Saturday, President Tinubu, who was represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima, hailed the NAF’s six decades of service, sacrifice, and patriotism, adding that government would continue to stand with the armed forces through challenges, triumphs, and grief, not as repayment but as an assurance of the nation’s unwavering support.

He said, “I bear with me today the gratitude of a nation that has watched your transformation into a formidable and resilient organisation, vigilant of the dynamics and complexities of security threats within and outside our borders for this long.”

While praising the critical role played by the Nigerian Air Force in maintaining regional and sub-regional peace and security, the President expressed pride in the institution’s formidable and resilient transformation over the years.

He congratulated the Chief of the Air Staff, officers, airmen, airwomen, and civilian staff for sustaining the culture of service on the Diamond Jubilee Anniversary and reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to prioritising security as development cannot be guaranteed without a secure nation.

“In my inaugural address a year ago, I noted that security would be the top priority of my administration because we can never guarantee the development we have proposed unless each part of this great nation is secure. This is why we have continued to support the modernization efforts of our Armed Forces to address national and sub-regional security challenges,” he said.

To address national and sub-regional security challenges, President Tinubu disclosed his administration’s substantial investments in procuring state-of-the-art multi-role combat aircraft, attack helicopters, sensors, and equipment to enhance the Nigerian Air Force’s capabilities.

These acquisitions, including Beechcraft King Air 360 aircraft, Diamond 62 surveillance aircraft, T-129 ATAK helicopters, Agusta 109 Trekker multi-role helicopters, and M-346 attack aircraft, aim to boost the nation’s combat and airlift capabilities.

The President called for a whole-of-society approach to tackling Nigeria’s security challenges, even as he acknowledged the socio-economic factors contributing to security challenges.

He expressed confidence in the country’s eventual sound economic rebound, adding, “We are confident that this temporary sacrifice will come to an end soon, and the country will be on the sound economic footing we have promised the nation.”

President Tinubu paid tribute to the surviving members of the first set of pioneer NAF personnel, veterans, and fallen comrades, acknowledging their bravery, commitment, and service to the nation.

Aligning with the event’s theme, “Nigerian Air Force at 60: Leveraging Strategic Partnerships in Aerospace Innovations for Regional Security,” the President welcomed the participation of various partners and air forces from around the world, particularly from Africa.

He stressed the need for collaboration and developing partnerships with friends and allies to collectively address shared threats in the sub-region and beyond.

Earlier, a representative of Courses 37 and 38 of the Nigerian Air Force who retired from the Force recently, Air Vice Marshall Charles Ohwo, recalled “with nostalgia, the moment they were enrolled into the Airforce about 38 years ago.”

He noted that, seeing the journey from then, he could not help but thank God, adding that many of them had gone unceremoniously from the service.

He said while the journey was not devoid of challenges, they are grateful to the officers who encouraged them, especially the Chief of Defence Staff and Chief of the Air Staff.

He also thanked the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Tinubu, and everyone who helped them succeed while in the service.

Those present at the event were former President of the Senate/Chairman, Senate Committee of Defence, Sen. Ahmed Lawan; House Committee on Air Force, Hon. Kabiru Alhassan Rurum; Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar; and Minister of State Defence, Alhaji Bello Matawalle.

Others were Chief of the Air Staff/chief host, Air Marshal Hasaan Abubakar; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja; Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla; Governor of Taraba State, Dr. Agbu Kefas; Emir of Zazzau, HRH Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli; Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Dr. Harkeem Baba-Ahmed; members of the Diplomatic Corps; and other senior government officials.

After the event, the Vice President proceeded on a condolence visit to the Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Uba Sani, over the demise of his brother, pharmacist Mukhtar Lawal Ismail, who passed away recently.

Highlights of the occasion were a series of air displays and the presentation of prizes and awards to deserving officers.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2024/05/naf-60th-anniversary-fgii-invest-more-in-state-of-the-art-aircrafts-priotize-security-tinubu/

Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by naptu2: 5:57pm On May 25
Air Force Week also featured a cocktail party, an international air force conference, an air show that featured defence companies from around the world, sporting events, etc.

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Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by naptu2: 6:09pm On May 25
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Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by naptu2: 6:10pm On May 25
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Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by naptu2: 6:10pm On May 25
Even more photos.

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Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by joseph1832(m): 6:28pm On May 25
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Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by MajorOvakporaye(f): 6:39pm On May 25
In 2023: Gbola Tilumbu will handle economy and Bandit Shettima will handle security.

In 2024: Gbola Tilumbu has destroyed the economy while Bandit Shettima has taken care of security to the extent where terrorists now use police uniform to sew babanriga and danshiki.

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Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by cyojunior1(m): 6:39pm On May 25
Ehn

Wondered how this one will solve the bandit / terrorist dem create ?

Watch out how those arsenal ends up in bokoharam hands after their office in 2027

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Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by GreatResearcher: 6:43pm On May 25
You can't love us less.
Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by ziragoldd(m): 6:45pm On May 25
Okay
Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by Antoeni(m): 6:47pm On May 25
No Level For Nigeria Airforce

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Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by tishbite42: 6:50pm On May 25
See the paper kites wey dem dey fly

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Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by NewHe: 6:52pm On May 25
The President is always at the background, creating opportunities for others!
Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by Abbeytoy(m): 6:55pm On May 25
I love the cry up there
Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by Treasure17(m): 6:55pm On May 25
Nothing worth celebrating.

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Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by Treasure17(m): 6:56pm On May 25
NewHe:
The President is always at the background, creating opportunities for others!
Opportunities for his cabal and family.
Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by kingimmade: 7:04pm On May 25
nice
Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by Okiton: 7:17pm On May 25
cheesy

the terrorism maker himself

him be like, make these one no finish my boys for bush oooooooh
Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by shadrach77: 7:19pm On May 25
If the president was healthy enough he should be the one at this event not a representative cry

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Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by Sleekfingers: 7:35pm On May 25
shadrach77:
If the president was healthy enough he should be the one at this event not a representative cry


The president cannot be everywhere. That's why e get deputy etc .....


Una say the same thing about Buhari ....he sick , he dead etc

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Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by wonder233: 7:38pm On May 25
I don't care. It has nothing to do with me.
Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by Eriokanmi: 8:04pm On May 25
That's his only assignment...attending awards ceremonies and parades grin. Go and learn if leadership with efficiency from osinbajo
Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by MIKOLOWISKA: 8:46pm On May 25
MajorOvakporaye:
In 2023: Gbola Tilumbu will handle economy and Bandit Shettima will handle security.

In 2024: Gbola Tilumbu has destroyed the economy while Bandit Shettima has taken care of security to the extent where terrorists now use police uniform to sew babanriga and danshiki.
They won
Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by MajorOvakporaye(f): 9:52pm On May 25
MIKOLOWISKA:

They won

I need reasonable people who have substance to debate with, not a poor random guy who lives in a one room apartment in Ogbomosho.
Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by Offpointng: 9:53pm On May 25
tishbite42:
See the paper kites wey dem dey fly

See brother. Brother wey mumu
Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by tishbite42: 10:08pm On May 25
Offpointng:


See brother. Brother wey mumu
Your moniker says it all
Re: Kashim Shettima Reviews Nigerian Air Force's 60th Anniversary Parade by naptu2: 11:46pm On May 25
Senator Kashim Shettima @officialSKSM

AT NAF 60TH ANNIVERSARY:

President Tinubu Restates Resolve To Prioritize Security, Armed Forces Welfare

* Vows to invest more in state-of-the-art aircrafts, equipment to combat insecurity

President @officialABAT has pledged his administration's unwavering commitment to prioritizing national security and the welfare of the armed forces.

The President also committed to standing with the armed forces through challenges, triumphs, and grief, not as repayment but as an assurance of the nation's unwavering support.

Speaking on Saturday at the Ceremonial Parade to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Nigerian Air Force (@NigAirForce) in Kaduna, Kaduna State, the President who was represented by Vice President @KashimSM hailed the NAF's six decades of service, sacrifice, and patriotism.

"I bear with me today the gratitude of a nation that has watched your transformation into a formidable and resilient organisation, vigilant of the dynamics and complexities of security threats within and outside our borders for this long," he said.

President @officialABAT praised the critical role played by the Nigerian Air Force in maintaining regional and sub-regional peace and security, expressing pride in the institution's formidable and resilient transformation over the years.

He congratulated the Chief of the Air Staff, officers, airmen, airwomen, and civilian staff for sustaining the culture of service on the Diamond Jubilee Anniversary, saying "we stand with you in your times of need, triumph, and grief."

The President reaffirmed his administration's commitment to prioritising security, noting that development cannot be guaranteed without a secure nation.

"In my inaugural address a year ago, I noted that security would be the top priority of my administration because we can never guarantee the development we have proposed unless each part of this great nation is secure. This is why we have continued to support the modernization efforts of our Armed Forces to address national and sub-regional security challenges," he declared.

To address national and sub-regional security challenges, President @officialABAT disclosed his administration's substantial investments in procuring state-of-the-art multi-role combat aircraft, attack helicopters, sensors, and equipment to enhance the Nigerian Air Force's capabilities.

These acquisitions, including Beechcraft King Air 360 aircraft, Diamond 62 surveillance aircraft, T-129 ATAK helicopters, Agusta 109 trekker multi-role helicopters, and M-346 attack aircraft, aim to boost the nation's combat and airlift capabilities.

The President called for a Whole-of-Society approach to tackling Nigeria's security challenges, even as he acknowledged the socio-economic factors contributing to security challenges.

Expressing confidence in the country's eventual sound economic rebound, he said, "We are confident that this temporary sacrifice will come to an end soon, and the country will be on the sound economic footing we have promised the nation," he stated.

President @officialABAT paid tribute to the surviving members of the first set of pioneer NAF personnel, veterans, and fallen comrades, acknowledging their bravery, commitment, and service to the nation.

Aligning with the event's theme, "Nigerian Air Force at 60: Leveraging Strategic Partnerships in Aerospace Innovations for Regional Security," the President welcomed the participation of various partners and air forces from around the world, particularly from Africa.

He stresses the need for collaboration and developing partnerships with friends and allies to collectively address shared threats in the sub-region and beyond.

Earlier, a representative of Courses 37 and 38 of the Nigerian Air Force who retired from the Force recently, Air Vice Marshall Charles Ohwo, recalled “with nostalgia, the moment they were enrolled into the Airforce about 38 years ago."

He noted that seeing the journey from then, he cannot but thank God, adding that many of them had gone unceremoniously from the service.

He said while the journey was not devoid of challenges they are grateful to the officers who encouraged them, especially the Chief of Defence Staff and Chief of the Air Staff.

He also thanked the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Tinubu and everyone who helped them succeed while in the service.

Those present at the event were former President of the Senate/Chairman, Senate Committee of Defence, Sen. Ahmed Lawan; House Committee on Air Force, Hon. Kabiru Alhassan Rurum; Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar; Minister of State Defence Alhaji Bello Matawalle.

Others were Chief of the Air Staff/chief host, Air Marshal Hasaan Abubakar; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja; Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla; Governor of Taraba State, Dr. @GovAgbuKefas; Emir of Zazzau, HRH Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli; Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed; members of the Diplomatic Corps and other senior government officials.

After the event, the Vice President proceeded on a condolence visit to the Governor of Kaduna State, Senator @ubasanius, over the demise of his brother, Pharmacist Mukhtar Lawal Ismail, who passed away recently.

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