On the successful completion of 6 months military training, the Nigerian Airforce have graduated a total of 591 recruits from its Ground Training Centre, Kaduna.
The successful training is coming just as the NAF said it has deployed surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to the North West part of the country to help in combating and curtailing the activities of kidnappers and bandits.
A statement from Airforce headquarters said, “The new entrants into the Nigerian Air Force constitute the Basic Military Training Course 35/2016.
The Course started early January 2016 with 596 intakes but 5 of them were dropped for various reasons and were unable to complete the training.
The training objective is to inculcate basic military skills in trainees and provide them with general military orientation required for them to function in the NAF.
The passing out recruits have all been assigned specialist trades and posted to NAF formations across the country pending the time they would be programmed for specialist training.
The next batch of intakes; comprising 1250 recruits are expected to commence training on 25 July 2016 in line with the NAF recruitment projection for 2016. Addressing the recruits during their passing out parade, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar urged the recruits to brace up for the challenges ahead in their call to duty.
Abubakar informed the passing out recruits that military service is not just a means of livelihood, but a clarion call to serve the fatherland, and which sometimes may require making the supreme sacrifice.