The newly appointed spokesperson of the Nigeria Air Force, Air Commodore Wapkerem Maigida, has assured of using the media to promote activities of the force.
Maigida made this known on Friday when he assumed office following his recent appointment.
“With the aim of galvanising support and goodwill for the NAF in striving to project air power to conquer the myriads of security challenges currently bedeviling the country.
“Let me assure you that the directorate will keep forging ahead under my watch to continue to churn out and leverage on online social platforms to bring out NAF stories in clear picture.
“Indeed, I will continue to use the media space to strive and bring the narrative of NAF in enhancing national security architecture in the country.“
The new spokesperson took over from Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet.
Meanwhile, Gabket replaced him as the Commander of 551 NAF Station in Jos.
Maigida had also served as Acting Director Defence Information at the Defence Headquarters before his posting to Jos in 2022.
While taking over today, he promised to continue the good works of his predecessor.
He stressed that it was a rare opportunity for him to serve as the NAF spokesperson.
He further appreciated the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao for the honour and privilege reposed on him.
He also called for continuous partnership with the media in the current security challenges.
“I urge you to remain steadfast as you carry out your work in informing and enlightening the public and bring them abreast of happenings within the defence and security sector.
“I urge you to use your reportage and media outfit to shape public perceptions and views about the NAF towards enduring national security and defence of the country.
“This I believe will boost combat efficiency and effectiveness of NAF towards enhancing operational airpower capabilities to confront the enemies of Nigeria,” he added.
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