20 June 2012

Nigeria: Air Force Builds 200 Houses for Personnel

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Dikko Umar, yesterday commissioned 200 housing units for air force personnel and civilians in Abuja.

Speaking during the commissioning, Umar said the houses were built by the Nigerian Air Force Post-Service Housing Development and a private firm, Hydraform Engineering Company. He said the houses would be sold to all air force and other military personnel and civilians at affordable prices.

He also said the air force has purchased 110 hectares of land at Lugbe, Abuja, to ensure that "our personnel are catered for."

The housing estate was named NAF Unity Estate. The Group Managing Director of Nigerian Air Force Holding Company, Air Vice Marshal W.A Ogujiofor, said land for the development of the estate was allocated to the air force by the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development.

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