Reps Committee To Engage US Congress Over Air Force Tucano Aircraft

Written by on October 17, 2019

The House of Representatives Committee on Air Force is to engage with the United States Congress committee on Air Force affairs, regarding the Super Tucano aircraft which Nigeria had paid for last year.

This was revealed on Wednesday during the inaugural meeting of the committee.

Present at the meeting was the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar.

According to the Reps Air Force Committee Chairman, Mr Shehu Koko, the engagement with the US government would be to emphasise on the need to speed up the process of the purchase and delivery in view of the current security challenges in the country

Meanwhile, the Chief of Air Staff says the force is currently engaged in six major operations in the country.

He also revealed that that the Air Force has flown about 65 thousand hours across the country  in the last 5 years to ensure security and over 21 thousand hours in the north east alone.

The Service Chief appreciated the National Assembly for passing the bill on Air Force Institute of Technology which he says will add value in terms of research and development and discontinue the  dependence on other countries for aircraft maintenance.

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