United States Department of Defence has promised to enhance its defence cooperation with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in the fight against insurgency and other forms of criminality.
The U.S. Department also assured the Service of its commitment towards strengthening the strategic partnership.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information Air Vice Marshal Ibikunle Daramola.
The assurance was given by the Secretary of the United States Air Force, Honourable Barbara Barrett, who was on a courtesy visit to the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, at the Headquarters NAF Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Ms. Barrett noted that the partnership with the NAF would be in the areas of equipment and platform acquisition, training, as well as additional opportunities in the area of air operations, amongst others.
In his remarks, the Chief of the Air Staff described the visit as a demonstration of the commitment of partnership between the two countries’ air forces.
He noted that the US played a significant role in the successes being recorded in the theatre of operations of the NAF.