NAF redeploys 16 AVMs, other senior officers
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has carried out a massive redeployment of 52 top officers comprising 16 Air Vice Marshals (AVM), 16 Air Commodores, 9 Group Captains, 7 Wing Commanders and 4 Squadron Leaders.
The redeployment came on the heels of clarion calls from different quarters for the sack of the Service Chiefs over unabated killings of Nigerians including women and children across the country, particularly the recent bloodbath in Plateau State.
Prominent among those affected by the deployment are 4 Branch Chiefs at the Headquarters Nigerian Air Force (HQ NAF) and one Air Officer Commanding.
In a statement issued by AVM, Olatokunbo Adesanya, Director of Public Relations & Information, the redeployment also affected other key appointment holders in the Service, as part of a routine exercise aimed at further enhancing operational effectiveness and administrative efficiency.
“The newly appointed Branch Chiefs include AVM Charles Otegbade, who was the Director of Plans at HQ NAF, and is now the Chief of Communications and Information Systems (CCIS).
“In addition, AVM Kingsley Lar, who was the Chief of Standards and Evaluation (COSE), is now the Chief of Administration (COA). Others affected by the redeployment include AVM John Baba, the former Commandant, Air Force War College (AFWC), Makurdi, who is now the COSE as well as AVM Ibrahim Yahaya, the former COA, now the Chief of Logistics (CLOG).
“Also redeployed are AVM Napoleon Bali, who was the Director of Operations at the HQ NAF, and now the Air Officer Commanding Mobility Command, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State and AVM Charles Oghomwen, who is now the Commandant, AFWC, Makurdi.
“Others include AVM AS Liman, who is now the Commandant Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (AFRC), Lagos, Air Commodore BB Okunola, now the Pioneer Commandant, NAF School of Medical Sciences and Aviation Medicine, Kaduna as well as Air Commodore James Gwani, who has been appointed as the Commander Air Task Force (ATF) Operation LAFIYA DOLE,” he said.