Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar has handed a welfare package to the families of deceased crew members who died in the ill-fated helicopter crash in Niger state on 14 August.
While consoling the family in Port Harcourt, Air Marshal Abubakar explained that the tragic incident was a huge loss to the Nigeria Air Force, saying it will take the agency some time to recuperate.
However, he assured the family of timely support, adding that NAF would always stand by them till the end.
“The NAF will always stand with you and support you till the end”, Air Marshal Abubakar said.
He also assured them that their sacrifices would not be in vain as the NAF family, as well as all Nigerians, would forever remember them for giving their lives for the survival of the nation.”
He also used the opportunity of the visit to interact with the officers and personnel of the unit. During the interactive session, the CAS expressed his condolence to the Unit and appreciated them for their commitment and efforts in the ongoing joint military operations in the Niger Delta.
He also assured that the sacrifices of these fallen heroes would not be in vain and that the Nigerian Air Force would do everything possible to forestall such occurrences in the future.