By  Senator Iroegbu

 


The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Friday made history by decorating and winging its first female pilot, Flying Officer Blessing Liman along with 29 other male pilots.

Blessing-Liman

Flying Officer Blessing Liman

The Minister of Defence, Dr Bello Haliru Mohammed while decorating the officers yesterday in Abuja, said the Air Force had given a good account of itself and justified the vision of its founding fathers as a veritable tool for nation building.

Mohammed who was represented by the Minister of State Defence, Mrs. OlusolaObada, said the contribution of the Air Force to national development had been attested to beyond our shores.

He however noted that the business of ensuring adequate security for the nation today could not be left to any single service or organization.
He said:  “Perhaps, I need to reiterate here that the ultimate aim of Mr President’s Transformation Agenda is to guarantee the security and welfare of the entire citizenry. In this regard; much work still needs to be done to defeat the present asymmetric threats.”

“I urge the armed forces to focus more on security and safety of every Nigerian regardless of tribe, religion or creed.”

 

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