The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao has said that with Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel actively engaged in varied operational theatres throughout the nation, it is vital that they preserve a excessive commonplace of bodily and psychological health.
He said this in the present day, 2 July 2022 on the 2022 Second Quarter Route March Exercise for NAF personnel in Abuja.
The Route March, which is routine, is a part of the efforts aimed toward regularly selling comradeship and esprit de corps amongst personnel in addition to bodily and fight health with a view to enhancing NAF operational readiness.
According to Air Marshal Amao, route march is a army custom practiced worldwide and goals at making certain NAF officers, airmen and civilian workers are bodily match with a view to deal with the rigours and stress related to their day by day duties and obligations.
Speaking additional, the CAS reiterated the necessity for personnel to proceed to be vigilant and safety acutely aware, whereas remaining apolitical, even because the Nation progressively approaches one other election 12 months. According to him, “While I encourage you all to train your franchise, please be guided by the ethics and self-discipline that has been inculcated in you. You should additionally proceed to foster peace and be legislation abiding at the same time as you perform your civic duties.”
Air Marshal Amao, who led the route march, went on to state that along with the weekly sporting actions held in all NAF models, the NAF Sports Week has been deliberate for the Third Quarter of 2022 in order to advertise peaceable coexistence amongst personnel and households in addition to function an avenue for locating new NAF skills for the upcoming 2022 Armed Forces of Nigeria Games.
He additionally said that the Games would give the NAF a possibility to interact the big Base Youths inhabitants slightly than them partaking within the rampaging vices within the society.
While congratulating individuals for a profitable train, Air Marshal Amao expressed the profound gratitude of the NAF to the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, for his unflinching help to the expansion and growth of the NAF.
He additionally thanked the Commander 053 HQ NAF Camp and his group for professionally and efficiently internet hosting the Route March with desired outcomes.
The route march, which witnessed a big turn-out, had in attendance Branch Chiefs, Directors, airmen and airwomen in addition to Corps members serving in NAF Units in Abuja.
Reporting by Chukwuma Agbanusi, Editing by Omotola OGuneye