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NAF airlifts COVID-19 kits, equipment to 14 ECOWAS countries



THE Nigerian Air Force is set to commence the airlifting of medical materials and other consumables procured by the West African Health Organisation for distribution to 14 member countries of the Economic Community of West African States to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

  The service said the exercise was in fulfilment of the promise made by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), that Nigeria would provide logistic support for the distribution of the items.

  According to a statement on Wednesday by the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the operation was flagged off at the 307 Executive Airlift Group, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Tuesday by the Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, who was represented by the Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora.

  The statement titled, ‘COVID-19: NAF commences airlift of essential medical materials procured by WAHO to 14 ECOWAS countries,’ identified the destination points as Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, The Gambia, Senegal, Togo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cape Verde, Niger Republic, Burkina Faso, Mali and the Republic of Benin.

Mamora, in his remarks, observed that the NAF had remained the backbone of the logistic operations of the PTF on the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

   In his remarks, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, represented by the Chief of Training and Operations, Air Vice Marshal James Gwani, noted that in line with the NAF’s responsibility of providing military aid to civil authority, the service considered the airlifting of the items a great privilege and worthy contribution to a noble cause.

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  1. Anande igba Christopher

    August 7, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Good afternoon to excellency president Muhammadu buhari ND the chief of Air marshal sadique Abubakar and Air vice marshar James Gwain I say thank you for keeping Nigerian seved God will bless you people all. U should help me join Nigerian Air Force I apply this year am by name Anande igba Christopher 08127586695 thanks

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