18 January 2013

Nigeria: Respect Constituted Authorities, Badeh Urges Air Force Officers

Air Marshal Alex Badeh, the Chief of Air Staff, has urged officers of the Nigerian Air Force to respect constituted authorities, while carrying out their constitutional duties.

Badeh made the call on Friday in Abuja, while decorating eight Group Captains with their new rank of Air Commodores.

He said officers should always have respect for those who God had placed over them, as promotion was a call to higher tasks, adding that the nation expected them to do the right thing.

"In this time of security challenges, all of us must work hard for the country to grow, so you must be on top of every situation, as no laxity will be tolerated.

"We are all intelligence men and security officers, so, let us keep our eyes open by not resting on your oars as promotion goes with higher responsibilities."

Responding on behalf of his colleagues, Air Commodore Emmanuel Gwalik thanked the Federal Government and the Air Council for finding them worthy of the promotion.

Gwalik promised that the officers would continue to give their best to justify the confidence reposed in them.

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