The immediate past Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar (Rtrd), has been flown out of the Nigerian Air Force days after he handed over to his successor at an occasion in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari had, last week, appointed new service chiefs: Major-General Leo Irabor as Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru as Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A. Z Gambo as Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I. O Amao as Chief of Air Staff.
Abubakar’s counterpart from the Nigerian Army, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai was pulled-out last Friday.
The ongoing flying-out parade holding at Nigerian Air Force Base, Airport, Abuja has in attendance the Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (Rtrd), deputy chairman, House Committee on Air Force, Hon. Abass Adigun; representative of Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor among other dignitaries.