NAF gets new spokesman, redeploys area officer commanders, others

The NAF also appointed Air Commodore Olayinka Oyesola as the Air Component Commander, Joint Task Force Northeast, Operation Hadin Kai.

According to the statement, the newly appointed branch chiefs are Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Jackson Yusuf, formerly Chief of Policy and Plans (COPP), who is now the Chief of Defence Policy and Plans (CDPP), Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja.

The statement added: “AVM Idi Lubo, erstwhile Commandant Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, is now Chief of Policy and Plans (COPP) HQ NAF.
AVM Mohammed Yakubu, immediate past Commandant Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) is now appointed Chief of Aircraft Engineering, HQ NAF.

“AVM Ayoola Jolasinmi, former CDPP, DHQ is now the Chief of Defence Space Administration.
“Erstwhile Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, AVM Anthony Tuwase is now the Chief of Defence Transformation and Innovation (CDTI), DHQ.
AVM Paul Masiyer is now the Chief of Logistics, HQ NAF.

“AVM Ibikunle Daramola, the erstwhile Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Ground Training Command (GTC) is appointed the Chief of Communications Information Systems (CCIS), HQ NAF.
“AVM Samuel Chinda now takes over as Chief of Air Intelligence, HQ NAF, while AVM Anthony Ndace is now the Air Secretary, HQ NAF.
“AVM Emmanuel Wonah, former Chief of Aircraft Engineering is now the Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji.

AVM Charles Ohwo, former CDTI has now been appointed as the Commandant Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Lagos.
“AVM Paul Jemitola, the immediate past Air Secretary is now the Commandant, Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna and AVM Abraham Adole as the Commandant, Air Force War College, Makurdi”.

The newly appointed AOCs are AVM Sayo Olatunde, former Commandant Air Force War College who is now the AOC, Ground Training Command, Enugu; and AVM Ebimobo Ebiowe is now the AOC Mobility Command, Yenagoa.
Also, former Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Commodore (Air Cdre) Edward Gabkwet has been appointed Commander 551 NAF Station, Jos.

Congratulating the new appointees, Amao urged them to bring their professional experiences to bear and continually explore new methods of proffering workable solutions and renewed strategies to resolving the security challenges in the country.
The statement said the newly appointed and redeployed senior officers are expected to assume their offices on or before January 6.