Support my successor - ex-Chief of Air Staff urges Nigerians


The former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique has asked Nigerians to support to his successor, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao.

Sadique, who served as the 20th Chief of Air Staff for 5 years, resigned from the position on January 26 and President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao.

At the hand over ceremony today, Sadique thanked all those who supported him during his tenure.

Sharing photos from the handover ceremony, he tweeted: "My family & I wish to express our sincere gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari, all members of the current FG Administration and the entire officers, airmen & airwomen of Nigeria Air Force for the immense support that enabled us to succeed during my tenure as CAS.

"I also wish to thank all Nigerians for their support, especially all who sent messages of congratulations & goodwill on the occasion of my retirement from the Service. I pray that the Almighty God grants you success in all your various endeavours.

"I urge you all to extend even greater support to my successor, AVM Oladayo Amao, a fine senior officer, experienced fighter pilot and innovative leader, who I believe will add significant value to what we have been able to do over the past few years.

“In line with my mantra, which states that ‘in the race to add value to our society and secure our communities, there is no finishing line’, I pledge to continue to do my utmost, even in retirement, to ensure the peace and prosperity of a united Nigeria. Thank you all and God bless.”