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Abubakar Assumes Office As New Chief of Air Staff


Air Vice Marshal Hassan Abubakar has assumed office as the new Chief of Air Staff following the recent appointment of new service chiefs by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Abubakar becomes the 22nd Chief of Air Staff, taking up the mantle in a formal ceremony on Thursday.

Speaking at the handing and taking over ceremony on Thursday, the former CAS, Air Marshal Oludayo Amao, said despite the challenges his tenure recorded many successes.

He urged his successor to ensure the service attain a greater height under his watch.

The New Chief of Air Staff was born on Sept. 11, 1970, and hails from the Shanono Local Government Area of Kano State.

He enlisted into the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) as a member of the Nigerian Defence Academy Regular Course 39 and was commissioned Pilot Officer on Sept. 19, 1992.

He also attended Company Amphibious Operations Course at the Nigerian Army Infantry Centre and School, Calabar.

Others include Junior and Senior Command and Staff Courses at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, and National Defence Course at the Nasser Higher Military Academy, Cairo, Egypt.

Previous appointments held by the new CAS included Officer Commanding ‘B’ Squadron (Do 228), 81 Air Maritime Group NAF Benin; Team Leader MILOB Team Site 615 Mahagi (Ituri Brigade) United Nations Organisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC); and Aviation Planning Officer, MONUC Air Operations Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

He was Commanding Officer Base Services Wing 81 Air Maritime Group, Benin, and later served at different times at the 88 Military Airlift Group, Ikeja, where he held various appointments, including Operations Officer Operational Conversion Unit; Operations Officer, Commanding Officer 21 Wing, and Group Safety Officer.

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