Tactical Air Command (TAC) yesterday, October 12th, held a regimental dinner for the 4th quarter 2016. The choice of 79 Composite Group, Maiduguri to host the dinner was quite unique. Aside keeping with traditions of hosting regimental dinner to promote social interaction, camaraderie and disciple among officers in the Nigerian Air Force, the occasion reinforces the fact that peace and normalcy have returned to Maiduguri. It also portends great hope for eventual restoration of socio-economic prosperity in no distant time to the entire North East region.
The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas chaired the evening among other dignitaries including the Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alh Usman Durkwa; the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Mshl Sadique Abubakar; Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Maj Gen Lucky Irabor; branch chiefs from Headquarters Nigerian Air Force, as well as commanders and representatives from units under TAC.
The dinner provided another opportunity for eminent Nigerians to appreciate the efforts of the NAF, and the commitment by its leadership, towards combating insurgency in the North East. Both the CNS and Borno State Deputy Governor alluded to the fact that the NAF has continued to make immense contributions to the collective effort at stamping out insurgency from the North East. This act of patriotism, Alh Durkwa stated, reflects the observance of military regimental values among men and women of the NAF.