Wednesday, 7 June 2017
NAF trains personnel in special warfare
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, who was represented by the Air Officer Commanding, Training Command, Air Vice Marshal Christopher Okoye, urged the selected personnel to take full advantage of the programme.
He added that they were the pioneering students, who would in turn be involved in the training of other NAF personnel from the Regiment Specialty. He equally restated the commitment of the Service to capacity building, as indicated in the training facilities, which the NAF had just upgraded to enhance effective learning.
The CAS then commended the BMATT Team for their partnership towards the training of NAF Regiment personnel and accordingly reiterated that the NAF would continue to support the BMATT organized training programme. The NAF collaboration with BMATT, which commenced in 2016, is for 5 years and had so far resulted in the training of 656 personnel.
The BMATT programme was designed as a six-week exercise that would run concurrently with the Basic Regiment Airmen’s Course. A total of 66 instructors from BMATT would be involved in the training programme.