The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has promoted 129 senior officers as part of efforts to reposition the force for greater efficiency.
This is the first reshuffling since the emergence of Air Marshal Alex Badeh as the Chief of Air Staff in October after the departure of Air Marshal M.D. Umar.
According to a press statement issued and signed yesterday by the NAF Director of Information and Public Relations, Commodore Yusuf Anas, the reshuffling is in line with his efforts at transforming the NAF for greater operational efficiency. The action is with immediate effect.
Among the new senior appointments are two Commandants, three Air Officers Commanding and five Branch Chiefs at the Headquarters, Nigerian Air Force.
The three Air Officers Commanding are Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Chimechefulam Onyemaobi, formerly the Chief of Standards and Evaluation, NAF Headquarters, now appointed the Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command, Makurdi, while AVM Olufemi Idowu takes charge as the new Air Officer Commanding Mobility Command, Yanagoa; AVM Isiaku Umar moves to Headquarters, Training Command, Kaduna as Air Officer Commanding, while AVM Dickson Dilliomono takes over his place as Chief of Training and Operations, NAF Headquarters; and AVM Ibrahim Kure is now the Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji while AVM Nick Spiff takes over from him as Chief of Administration, Headquarters, NAF.