Report On Pending Retirement Of Senior Officers False – NAF

Chief of Air Staff-Air Marshal Sadique AbubakarThe Nigerian Air Force has denied media speculation that it has compiled a list of senior officers to be retired.
The reports said the officers are to be compulsorily retired from the Force over alleged involvement in the ongoing investigation of arms purchase under the immediate past administration.
The reports further said the recent retirement of 38 senior officers from the Nigerian Army was a precursor to what was to come in the other arms of the Nigerian Armed Forces, particularly the Air Force.
But the Spokesperson of the Air Force, Ayodele Famuyima, in a terse statement on Tuesday, denied the report.
According to Mr. Famuyiwa, a Group Captain, “it is pertinent to state that this story is unfounded and did not emanate from the Nigerian Air Force.
“The Press is, therefore, advised to always confirm their story with the NAF before publication”.