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NAF sets up committee to audit aircrafts safety

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Chinazor Megbolu

Aftermath of the air crash involving the late Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other military personnel, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has set up a committee to conduct a safety audit of its operational and engineering units.

In a statement by NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the committee, comprising serving and retired officers, would, among other terms of reference, analysed safety reports from operational and engineering units, conduct safety evaluation of NAF units and recommend measures in order to boost safety of operations.
The committee, according to the statement, is also saddled with the responsibility to interact with unit operational and technical personnel for views, observations and contributions on safety measures.
The statement further explained that the committee chairman, the Deputy Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai, Air Vice Marshal Abraham Adole, is expected to submit its report latest June 18, 2021.
“The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has constituted a committee of serving and retired senior officers to conduct a safety audit of all Nigerian Air Force (NAF) operational and engineering units.
“The committee is to, among other terms of reference, analyse safety reports from operational and engineering units, conduct safety evaluation of NAF units and recommend measures to enhance safety of operations in the units.
“The committee is also to interact with unit operational and technical personnel for views, observations and contributions on safety measures.
Chaired by Air Vice Marshal Abraham Adole, the Deputy Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai, the committee is to submit its report not later than 18 June 2021,” the statement said.
Recall the Kaduna air crash casualties involved Attahiru, Brig General Idris Abdulkadir, Brigadier General Olatunji Olayinka, Brigadier General Abdulrahman Kuliya, ADC to the late COAS, Major LA Hayat, Major Hamza and Sergeant Umar Saidu.
The crew members are; Flight. Lt. T.O Asaniyi; Flt. Lt. AA Olufade; Sgt Adesina Isaiah and ACM Matthew Oyedepo.

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