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Air chief requires measures to forestall air crashes

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, has known as for the implementation of appropriate measures to curb the accident chain within the service.

This comes a day after the Nigerian Air Force recorded a drone crash in Kaduna State.

The drone crash marks the nineteenth air mishap recorded by the Air Force since 2015.

The frequent crashes, ensuing within the lack of personnel have raised issues concerning the security requirements of the Nigerian Air Force.

According to a press release on Tuesday by NAF’s spokesperson, AVM. Edward Gabkwet, the Air Chief, in the course of the 2024 NAF Safety Review Board assembly mentioned the actions and inactions of personnel would assist eradicate air mishaps within the service.

The assertion partly learn, “The Chief of the Air Staff acknowledged that the actions or inactions of all Nigerian Air Force personnel will assist to both propel or break the accident chain typically skilled in the middle of NAF actions or operations.

“He also called for the emplacement of appropriate actions to break the accident chain to enshrine a good safety culture that transcends all levels in the NAF.”

Abubakar mentioned accidents happen because of the service actions, noting that the Air Force can’t deal with the matter with levity.

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“While noting that accidents are the results of a sequence of events, beginning with deliberate decisions taken, he also stated that the NAF cannot afford to pay lip service to issues relating to safety and called for determination of all personnel to improve safety in the various areas units,” the assertion added.

Abubakar additionally emphasised the necessity to enhance the service’s security tradition following the Federal Government’s choice to amass trendy plane for the service.

“The CAS also stated that more interesting and auspicious days lie ahead for the NAF given the government’s commitment to equipping the NAF with modern platforms. The need for a proactive and enhanced safety culture, he continued, is thus critical in ensuring that their usage is maximized.”

He then assured that the NAF would intensify efforts to reinforce security within the NAF because it continues its transformation into, “an agile and resilient force that effectively meets the airpower demands of national security in all operational environments.”

Earlier, the Chief of Standards and Evaluation, Air Vice Marshal Micheal Onyebashi revealed the NAF has commenced the introduction of security schooling in any respect NAF entry factors and coaching establishments.

He then famous that with the reactivation of NAF platforms in addition to the induction of further platforms, the necessity for the SRB, instructions and models to work assiduously to make sure that security requirements are maintained in all NAF actions is crucial.

He then reminded the Board of its accountability to proffer methods and concepts that will allow the NAF to expertise steady enchancment of security in all its operations.

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