Polls: You Will Be Held Responsible For Any Lapses CAS Cautions Commanders

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By Biola Adebayo

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Thursday warned commanders in the force against any lapses during the general elections.

He gave the warning  when he met with NAF Headquarters Principal Staff Officers (PSOs) and Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) of the six field commands in Abuja.

This was contained in a statement issued by NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Air Marshal Abubakar said the commanders would be held personally responsible for any lapses in their Areas of Responsibility (AORs).

It said the meeting was aimed at further educating the PSOs and AOCs on the need to ensure that all NAF personnel remain apolitical while providing necessary support to the Nigeria Police, along with other civil security agencies, in ensuring peaceful conduct of the polls.

The statement said it also provided an avenue for the Air Chief to be briefed on the emergency contingency plans of the six NAF Commands for their AORs, as well as the deployment of aircraft assigned for support operations during the elections.

The Air Force boss reminded the PSOs and AOCs to ensure that personnel were professional and decisive in the discharge of their duties.

He also urged them to work very closely with other security agencies to ensure that no individual or group of individuals undermine the electoral process.

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