Coup Rumour: Air Force chief pledges loyalty to Nigeria


The Chief of Air Staff, Sadiq Abubakar has affirmed the loyalty of the Air Force to the Nigerian constitution.

Mr. Abubakar, an air marshall, made the call on Thursday during the commissioning of two blocks of flats at Bill Clinton Drive, Nigerian Air Force Base, Abuja.

The block of flats are expected to be used by both transit and married officers.

Mr. Abubakar stressed that the Nigerian Air Force is dedicated to the welfare of its officers and the protection of the country’s territorial boundaries. He called on officials to remain dedicated to their duties.

PREMIUM TIMES had reported how the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, warned officials of the Nigerian Army to stay off politics and politically related activities as coup rumours spread.

According to The Nation Newspaper, the Air Force chief applauded the Chief of Logistics and Director of Works for doing a good job concerning the project.

He added that the two blocks were named after two of its officers, Flag Officer A. J. Layelmenson and Squadron Leader, B.B. Ado who died in active service in Mali.

“The young officers protected our national interests, hence the need to immortalise them. We are remembering these fallen heroes by naming the blocks of flats after them,” he said.

Lawal Alawo, the Air Force Chief of Administration, earlier said the commissioning of the flats was good evidence that the leadership accorded a high priority to the welfare of its officials.


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  • Gary

    Air Force Chief, thank you sir.
    Now the people want a similar public declaration of loyalty to the Constitution by the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

    A public message has to be sent to would-be adventurers that the military stands with the Nigerian people and democracy under the elected civilian leadership. We want ALL of the service chiefs on record.

    • Otile

      Leave sycophancy and ass-licking for Yorubas. Are you Yoruba? All along I have been taking you to be my fellow Niger Deltan, I may be wrong.

      • Gary

        Stop the ethnic nonsense. This is not about your Igbo-Yoruba animosity but about upholding the Rule of Law and Due Process principles of the Constitution.

        Pushing for a country founded on these principles best guarantees that ALL the peoples of Nigeria get the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Not ethnic one-upmanship as some of you seem to prefer.

        A corrupt and/or incompetent Niger Delta, Yoruba or Fulani will not get us to the Promised Land. And we now have fifty years of data to show that.

        • Otile

          Total dominance by Hausa Fulani from Indipendence till date cannot lead us to the promised land either.

          • Gary

            And your people were not complicit then and now in the dominance?

        • EkoIle

          By their words you shall know them. Otile is a contrarian….right is wrong, light is evil to him, you are a Nigerian…Otile is an enemy to himself.