Nigerian Air Force appoints new branch chiefs, redeploys AOCs, other senior officers

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has appointed new branch chiefs, redeployed 2 Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) and other senior officers as part of routine exercise aimed at ensuring operational efficiency and effectiveness. 

The newly appointed branch chiefs are the erstwhile Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Special Operations Command (SOC), Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Napoleon Bali, who is now the Chief of Policy and Plans (COPP) Headquarters NAF (HQ NAF) and AVM Paul Dimfwina who is now the Chief of Communication Information Systems (CCIS), HQ NAF. 

The new AOCs include the former Commander Air Task Force (ATF), Operation Lafiya Dole, AVM James Gwani who has been moved to SOC, Bauchi as AOC and AVM Charles Ohwo appointed as AOC Tactical Air Command (TAC), Makurdi.

Also redeployed are AVM John Baba as chairman Air Expo and International Liaison Secretariat (CAILS), AVM Idi Lubo as director of operations, HQ NAF, AVM Christopher Umolu as coordinator Project Implementation and Monitoring Team (PIMT) HQ NAF, AVM Maxwell Nnaji as director of safety manual, Defence Head Quarters and Air Commodore Precious Amadi as the commander ATF Operation Lafiya Dole. 

According to a statement by NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, all appointments take effect from Friday, July 19.

 In a related development, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai has approved new postings and appointments for officers of the Nigerian Army. A statement by Col. Sagir Musa, acting director, army public relations, on Sunday, July 14 in Abuja, said the new postings was a routine exercise to reinvigorate the system.

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