The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has unveiled 205 Combat Search and Rescue Group (CSARG) new Base in Kerang, Plateau state to provide aid and operational assistance to wounded and distressed troops serving in combat units.
According to a relese by Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya,
Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, would ensure timely and adequate provision of infrastructural facilities for the smooth commencement of operation by the Unit.
The commissioned projects were in fulfillment of the promise made by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, during the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the new Unit on 7 March 2017,
Performing the ceremony, Governor Simon Lalong noted that the commissioning of the Base was a further testimony of the Federal Government’s resolve to ensure security of the citizenry and maintain peaceful co-existence.
According to him , the establishment of the Special Operations Command and the commissioning of projects at 205 CSARG Kerang was a glowing evidence of the commitment of the NAF leadership to the welfare of its personnel and a reflection of its determination to defend the territorial integrity of Nigeria.
He said the new Unit in Kerang would not only shorten its response time to emergencies but would also improve the turnaround time at providing combat search and rescue for troops and citizens in distress.
In his address, the Chief of Air Staff Abubakar used the occasion to appreciate the laudable generosity of the Governor and the Kerang Community for the provision of 100 hectares of land for the establishment of the new Base.
Hel also seized the opportunity to reiterate the NAF’s commitment to the welfare of its personnel and to the wellbeing of members of its host community, as part of its efforts to promote cordial civil-military relations.
Abubakar then assured that in due course, the NAF would establish a hospital as well as primary and secondary schools to cater for the healthcare and educational needs of personnel and members of the host community.
The newly commissioned projects include the Group Headquarters Complex, a 10 x one-bedroom accommodation for Non-Commissioned Officers and a 6 x one-bedroom Single Officers’ Quarters. Other commissioned projects include the Commander’s Official Residence and a 4 x 2-bedroom residential accommodation for Senior Non-Commissioned Officers serving in the Unit.Read Full Story